The Chiefs, who lost No. 2 wide receiver Sammy Watkins in free agency last year, struggled uncharacteristically at times on offense, lacking a consistent receiving threat other than Kelce and Hill.
Turn me up brotha!!! 💪🏽💪🏽 https://t.co/CqCkbZBJtl— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) March 18, 2022
Smith-Schuster will join a receiving corps that includes Hill, Mecole Hardman and Josh Gordon. Hardman last season had career highs in catches (59) and yards (693). Gordon produced little (5 receptions, 32 yards, 1 touchdown in 12 games) after joining the Chiefs early in the season but was recently re-signed.
Smith-Schuster, 25, opted to return to the Steelers last season on a one-year deal after hitting free agency, turning down more lucrative offers. His season, though, didn't go as planned.
He injured a shoulder against the Denver Broncos in Week 5 and missed the remainder of the regular season. He finished the regular season with 15 catches for 129 yards and scored a rushing touchdown in five games.
The shoulder surgery in early October was thought to be season-ending, but Smith-Schuster returned for the Steelers' AFC wild-card loss to the Chiefs and had five catches for 26 yards.
In five seasons with the Steelers, the former second-round pick amassed 3,855 yards and 26 touchdowns on 323 catches.
His best season came in 2018, when he earned his lone Pro Bowl selection after finishing with career-best totals of 111 receptions and 1,426 yards to go along with seven touchdown catches.
ESPN's Adam Teicher and Brooke Pryor contributed to this report.