Enter JuJu Smith-Schuster, who signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs.
The length of his contract serves as an audition to see if he’s still got game.
If he can compensate for Hill’s production, there’s no doubt that the Chiefs will try to sign him for a long-term deal.
But the former USC standout is ready to prove that football fans should not count him out.
After all, he is raring to prove his worth after a shoulder injury that limited him to just five games last season.
It was easily the worst year of his NFL career as he ended with 129 yards and zero touchdowns.
That injury also broke his momentum after a resurgent 2020 campaign.
Smith-Schuster gets a fresh start in Kansas City as he teases Chiefs fans with his new look.
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) July 19, 2022
He shared three photos of him wearing the Chiefs uniform and placed the caption, “Cannot wait for the season. #ChiefsKingdom it’s almost time.”
Smith-Schuster will have the benefit of playing with quarterback Patrick Mahomes who has been a Super Bowl MVP and league MVP.
Mahomes’ ability to extend plays should motivate Smith-Schuster to find an open spot because the ball might be coming to him.
A Revamped Chiefs Receiving Corps
Aside from Smith-Schuster, the Chiefs also signed Marquez Valdes-Scantling who last played for the Green Bay Packers.
They also selected Skyy Moore in round two of the 2022 NFL Draft to give Mahomes more targets.