JuJu Smith-Schuster doesn’t want Steelers to trade Antonio Brown
In a new YouTube video, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster says he wants Antonio Brown to stick around.
The team’s leading receiver this season posted the Q&A video Sunday, answering about a dozen viewer questions. The topics ranged from video games to travel plans to his relationship status.
But one question stuck out: “Do you want AB traded?”
“No, I don’t want AB traded,” Smith-Schuster quickly responded. “He makes me better. He makes the team better. He’s awesome. He’s a great dude.
“For myself, I learn a lot from him — just playing with him. If I want to increase my game to be the best, I gotta compete against him. So, I do not want him traded.”
Smith-Schuster also answered a few other football-related questions.
When asked about the hardest defense he’s played against, Smith-Schuster picked the New England Patriots. “They play straight man. … It’s pretty tough.”
As for his favorite touchdown celebration this season, “I would say the one with James Conner, when I was having a baby,” Smith-Schuster said. “I named it ‘Boy’ from ‘The Bird Box.’”
Smith-Schuster said the player who talks to most trash when covering him would have to be cornerback Herb Waters.
“He always talking the most trash,” Smith-Schuster said. “We go at it every day. … We’re just making each other better. He’s a great dude, though. Love that man, he’s awesome.”
The Steelers recently re-signed Waters to reserve/futures contract on Jan. 1.
The majority of the questions were not football-centered, but more about Smith-Schuster’s off-field life, like gaming, videos and likes/dislikes. Just in case you’re wondering, PS-4 is his game console of choice.
As for whether he’s currently dating anyone, Smith-Schuster said, “No I’m not dating anybody. The reason why, because at this level, when you have … I’m not trying to sound cocky, but when someone has a lot of clout, which means ‘famous’ … females, they would do anything just to get with you.
“Honestly, there have been situations that I don’t trust nobody. So like females have the wrong intentions, like they’re money-grabbers — which is probably called gold-diggers. … They’re looking for clout. They want to be posted on Instagram. They want this, they want that. That’s why I do not have a girlfriend.
“I’m just chillin’, enjoying life.”
Chris Pastrick is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Chris at 724-226-4697, [email protected] or via Twitter @CPastrickTrib.
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