Can JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner have bounce-back seasons in 2020?
Besides the injury to Roethlisberger, the Steelers also dealt with injuries to James Conner and JuJu Smith-Schuster. For Conner, the Pro Bowl running back endured injuries to his shoulder and his quad. As a result, he would miss six games, rushing for a career-worst four yards per attempt on 116 carries.
Following his injury-riddled campaign in 2019, Conner is entering a contract year with the Steelers in 2020. The same can be said for Smith-Schuster. Smith-Schuster was expected to become Pittsburgh’s No. 1 wideout after they traded All-Pro Antonio Brown last offseason.
However, the USC product would have knee and ankle ailments that limited him to 12 games in 2019. During those 12 games, he brought in a career-low 42 receptions for 552 yards and three touchdowns. With Conner and Smith-Schuster entering pivotal years with the Steelers, can both of them have bounce-back seasons in 2020?