Chiefs WR JuJu Smith-Schuster isn’t ready to let fans forget the penalty on Eagles CB James Bradberry that helped Kansas City seal a win in Super Bowl 57.
Smith-Schuster tweeted a not-so-subtle jab at Bradberry on Tuesday with a Valentine’s Day card that reads, “I’ll hold you when it matters most” above a picture of the Eagles cornerback.
“Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody,” Smith-Schuster said with a heart emoji.
Happy Valentine’s Day, everybody ❤️ pic.twitter.com/skXuZVgrYR
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) February 14, 2023
Smith-Schuster ruffled some feathers among Eagles fans last week when he said the best Philly cheesesteaks were not from Philadelphia, and he didn’t earn himself any goodwill by referencing the defensive holding call that allowed the Chiefs to run the clock down to eight seconds and kick a game-winning field goal.
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Bradberry took responsibility for the penalty after the game and was defended by teammates and coaches who said the narrow loss was about much more than one play.
Eagles WR A.J. Brown hit back at Smith-Schuster on Twitter, labeling the former Steelers receiver “Tik-tok boy.”
“You was on the way out the league before Mahomes resurrected your career,” Brown tweeted, calling Smith-Schuster’s tweet “lame.”
First off congratulations. Y’all deserve it .This is lame. You was on the way out the league before mahomes resurrected your career on your 1 year deal Tik-Tok boy . He admitted that he grabbed you but don’t act like your like that or ever was. But congratulations again! 🎊👏🏾🍻 https://t.co/Z3SpMXnP4K
— AJ Brown (@1kalwaysopen_) February 14, 2023
The Chiefs and Eagles are set to face each other in Kansas City next season. Both Smith-Schuster and Bradberry are pending free agents, though Smith-Schuster has made it clear he wants to return to the Chiefs.
With or without Bradberry, we may have a budding out-of-conference rivalry on our hands.