While Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was in high demand during the NFL Academy trials in London on Tuesday, he did stop for an occasional question from the throng of media outlets following him around the field at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. But much like the comments we reported from Nate Burleson on Thursday, very few of his remarks had anything to do with the Steelers.
The exception to that rule were the team from sports betting website Oddschecker U.S., with reporter Pete Watt once again the man with a question that might interest Pittsburgh fans.
Which two NFL stars would @TeamJuJu recruit to the @steelers to create his super team? pic.twitter.com/csnqZM9qtb— Oddschecker US (@OddscheckerUS) July 2, 2019
In light of the talk of NBA free agent Kawhi Leonard potentially signing with the Los Angeles Lakers to create a three-man super team alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis, Watt asked Smith-Schuster which two NFL players he would add to the Steelers roster to create his own three-man super team in Pittsburgh.
And while the first name out of his mouth might come as no surprise, the second player he had to think long and hard about was somewhat unexpected.
“Aaron Donald for sure. Aaron Donald and then Luke Kuechly, linebacker.”
As a Pittsburgh native, it would be hard to turn down an opportunity to bring Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald back to his hometown, and lining up Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly behind him next to rookie Devin Bush would give the Steelers a formidable front seven.
But as good as Smith-Schuster’s choices are, I might have opted to add one of the premier cornerbacks in the league such as Xavier Rhodes of the Minnesota Vikings or A.J. Bouye of the Jacksonville Jaguars, perhaps even both. While my second pick might otherwise have gone on someone like Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce to give Pittsburgh another major weapon on offense.
Lets us know in the comments section below which two players you would have chosen to make your Steelers super team.