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JuJu Smith-Schuster
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Kansas City Chiefs: Juju Smith-Schuster

The Kansas City Chiefs could not come to terms on a new contract with Tyreek Hill and thus decided to trade him to the Miami Dolphins. Not having the money to bring in another true no. 1 receiver, the Chiefs instead looked to replace Hill with multiple bodies, bringing in Juju Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Skyy Moore.

Whether or not this works for the Chiefs will be decided (although I really did love Moore as a prospect) but the receiver that is essentially going to be the WR1 in 2022 is Smith-Schuster. While there is the chance that Patrick Mahomes elevates him in Kansas City, overall, he is not really a true WR1.

This is not to say that he is a bad receiver, obviously, simply that he is not a true WR1 and that elite cornerbacks like J.C. Jackson. As long as Derwin James is on the field and is responsible for Travis Kelce, the Chiefs really are not going to have that go-to option in big spots that they had before in Hill As Schuster-Smith is the best option to be that guy and isn't that guy.

Smith-Schuster has had one Pro Bowl season which was also his only 1,000-yard season in the league. Granted, Big Ben was not the best quarterback in the league late in his career but the Steelers were still throwing the ball a lot and giving the receivers a lot of options.

Since his 2018 Pro Bowl season, Smith-Schuster has averaged just 45.8 receiving yards per game. In that time frame there are 105 receivers who have at least 100 targets, Smith-Schuster ranks 60th right below Golden Tate and right above T.Y. Hilton.

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Of the 54 receivers with 200 targets in that time frame, he ranks even lower, coming in at 47 (putting him in the 13th percentile).

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