— Josh Rowntree (@JRown32) December 21, 2020
The fourth-year emerging star has partaken in this pregame dancing ritual throughout the season, but says he will no longer.
“For the betterment of myself and my teammates, I’m going to stop dancing on the logos,” Smith-Schuster told reporters Wednesday.
Smith-Schuster was nearly nonexistent in Pittsburgh’s loss, recording three receptions for 15 yards and coughing up a fumble from a monster hit by Bengals linebacker Vonn Bell.
Von Bell with the big hit on JuJu 👀
— NFL Stats (@NFL_Stats) December 22, 2020
Smith-Schuster has had a fairly productive season following a disappointing 2019 campaign, catching seven touchdowns through Pittsburgh’s 14 games. The 2018 Pro Bowl selection burst onto the scene in his rookie year back in 2017 with his highlight-reel catches and elaborate touchdown celebrations.
He has said that his pregame dances are not meant to disrespect his opponents but rather entertain his fans on social media.