JuJu Smith-Schuster selected the Patriots because of Bill Belichick

JuJu Smith-Schuster had options, but he chose the Patriots.


“Honestly, Bill (Belichick), man,” said Smith-Schuster, via Chris Mason of masslive.com. “Being in a place where he’s a great head coach, and as far as everything else goes, I just feel like I fit in here.”

Smith-Schuster spent five seasons with the Steelers and won a Super Bowl ring with the Chiefs last season. Now, he is in New England.

Smith-Schuster has played against the Patriots three times in his career.

“When I was in Pittsburgh for five years, we crossed paths a few times. I respect his game,” said Smith-Schuster. “One thing I learned from playing against Bill, is that if he double-crosses you, you’re clearly a major player in his eyes. So, I think at the time when he was doing that, I saw that as, “Okay, he respects my game. He respects me. To be able to come back in year seven, to be here, kind of show that he still has that for me.” .

Smith-Schuster has had nothing but a positive experience so far and has commended everything about the organization, including quarterback Mac Jones. “The sky’s the limit,” Smith-Schuster said to Jones.

“Just being here, honestly, I love it,” Smith-Schuster said. “I can’t express more than I feel. Just being here. Being part of this team. We have something special here. I feel like it’s going to show. It’s going to show this year.”

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