Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, JuJu Smith-Schuster, gave his opinion on where LeBron James should land in 2018. His prediction may surprise you.
Even though the Pittsburgh Steelers won’t start their free agency push until March, JuJu Smith-Schuster has gone ahead and cast his vote for who the team should pursue in 2018. You need to know this person hasn’t played in one football game in his long professional career; nevertheless, Smith-Schuster believes he would make a great teammate anyway.
While we all know and agree this move would never happen, it’s still fun to explore the possibility of what a personnel move like this would look like.
Without further ado, take a look at Smith-Schuster’s tweet from Thursday morning:
I know it seems bizarre, but can you imagine LeBron James suiting up for the Steelers next season? Otherwise known as “The King”, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar would potentially bring a tough, athletic tight-end that could take Pittsburgh’s offense to another level. Or at the very least, hold onto the football against the New England Patriots at the goal-line.
Hey, at least no one will remember that play. Right, Jesse James?
All kidding aside, we’ve seen LeBron tiptoe around the idea of playing football before, but we can all agree it’s never going to happen. He’s arguably the best basketball player on the planet, therefore there’s zero reason why he’d ever put on shoulder pads, especially in the AFC North.
There are too many risks for any professional athlete who isn’t already pursuing a career in football. Remember, this isn’t College Football or Canadian Football League, the National Football League is comprised of the best players in the world. More times than not, the best tight-ends in the game get hammered trying to catch a football over the middle of the field.
Needless to say, I doubt the 33-year-old James is willing to put his body through that much punishment.
Still, it’s pretty darn interesting to entertain the idea of our favorite non-football athletes walking on the gridiron. That said, which athlete would you love to see in the black and gold, Steelers fans?