JuJu Smith-Schuster Celebrated A Touchdown Catch With An Amazing Tribute To ‘Elf’
There’s one more week left to go in the NFL regular season, which means the arguments concerning potential Super Bowl contenders and MVP candidates are raging in full force. While there is plenty of room for debate when it comes to who will take home those respective trophies, there’s one sorely overlooked honor whose victor has already been crowned.
Over the offseason, Roger Goodell made a valiant effort to help shed the NFL’s reputation as the No Fun League when he announced players would no longer be flagged for having the gall to show off their creative side after scoring a touchdown. This year has been filled with examples of athletes taking advantage of the relaxed regulations, but I would argue no one has done more to entertain the masses (and himself) like Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster.
Smith-Schuster has previously commemorated TDs by channeling his inner anime character with a Dragon Ball Z-inspired celebration in addition to playing hide and seek with his teammates and making light of his karmatic hit on Vontaze Burfict, but he truly went above and beyond on Christmas Day after being on the receiving end of an 18-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger during the third quarter of his game against the Texans.
Smith did his best impression of Buddy the Elf (complete with the signature yellow tights) by doing everything he could to imitate the textbook snowball-throwing form showcased in the movie while simultaneously ensuring he will be awarded the as-of-yet nonexistent touchdown celebration trophy that will probably one day bear his name.
Smith-Schuster is currently the youngest player in the NFL, so I think it’s safe to assume we’ve only just begun.