Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster flirted with the Kansas City Chiefs in unrestricted free agency before eventually landing right back where he started — in Pittsburgh on a one-year deal worth $8 million.
That we know; what we didn’t know was the hilarious way that Chiefs head coach Andy Reid used in an attempt to convince Smith-Schuster to join the Chiefs, who reportedly offered him $8 million and incentives.
“Andy Reid was just calling me and he was sending me Lombardi Trophy pictures, like constantly,” Smith-Schuster said on “The Michael Irvin Podcast,” via 610 Sports Radio. “We had a good talk, so it would have been KC after the Steelers.
“Like, he texted [Lombardi Trophy pictures] to me while I was trying to make a decision, and you know I have so much respect for him and his team, so yeah.”
Apparent now, the Lombardi Trophy photos did not work — and neither did more guaranteed money, which his division-rival Baltimore Ravens reportedly offered.
But it is another case of Reid being Reid — and part of the reason he remains beloved among those who make up the National Football League.