Fast forward to 2018 and Smith-Schuster has taken the Steelers, and their large fan base, by storm. The 21 year-old receiver is charismatic, full of energy and is the perfect example of how the game of football can still be fun, even at the highest level.
With Smith-Schuster becoming more of a household name, he is becoming known for more than just his video game skills, and social media status, but for his play on the field. Heading into the team’s Week 7 bye week, Smith-Schuster has caught 42 passes for 561 yards and two touchdowns, and is on pace to not only out-gain Antonio Brown in terms of receiving yards, but to surpass the 1,000 yard plateau he failed to reach as a rookie (917 yards).
It is rare you see Smith-Schuster not doing a Fortnite dance, celebrating a touchdown or showing off his dog on social media, but the budding star sat down with ESPN’s Stephan A. Smith for a very good interview about his thoughts on his game, as well as the Steelers’ future in 2018.
Check out the interview below and see where Smith-Schuster talks about how he fully expected to burst onto the scene with the black-and-gold, as well as who he would rather play in the playoffs — the Chiefs or the Patriots.