JuJu Smith-Schuster had a disappointing season after the Pittsburgh Steelers jettisoned Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger suffered a season-ending injury.
The Steelers still have high hopes for the wide receiver's future, but they also aren't in a rush to give him a new deal. Smith-Schuster's rookie contract expires after the 2020 season.
"Well again, it was a tough season to evaluate with the different quarterbacks and some of JuJu's injuries so it’s a tough season to evaluate from a lot of different standpoints," Art Rooney II said. "Obviously we still think highly of JuJu and still think he's going to be an outstanding player in the league moving forward and we will address the contract situation when it's appropriate."