JuJu Smith-Schuster was recently the unsuspected target of an Antonio Brown rant regarding his last season in Pittsburgh, but appears to be well over his former teammate's antics.
The third-year wide receiver on Wednesday tweeted a picture of Steelers great Hines Ward, with himself photoshopped next to him and a caption that left fans reading between the lines.
"Wish I could go back in time to play on the same field as this dude, legend!" he wrote.
Wish I could go back in time to play on the same field as this dude, legend! pic.twitter.com/QHChCpZMPg
— JuJu Smith-Schuster (@TeamJuJu) April 18, 2019
Ward responded early Thursday with some encouraging words for Smith-Schuster.
"Would have been an honor, my brother," he wrote. "I’m proud of you. You’re a legend in the making.
— Hines Ward (@mvp86hinesward) April 18, 2019
Many of Smith-Schuster's Twitter followers were left asking if this was some kind of a shot at Brown, though it's unclear if that's what his intenions were.
One thing is certain: the two have had an interesting relationship as of late.
A feud started earlier this month when Brown wrote on Twitter: "Keep your emotions off the internet."
He then took an ironic jab at Smith-Schuster after a fan reminded Brown that he wasn't voted the Steelers' MVP.
Emotion: boy fumbled the whole post season in the biggest game of year ! Everyone went blind to busy making guys famous not enough reality these days ! by the way check the list https://t.co/2SWWT8k0jx
— Antonio Brown (@AB84) April 7, 2019
But Smith-Schuster, confused by the "shots" Brown took at him, opted to take the high road.
Brown's outburst only fuels speculation from a January report, indicating his frustration with the team was sparked because he wasn't voted their MVP.