"JuJu is no where near better than me, fool."
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Martavis Bryant is not happy with his role in the team's offense and reportedly "wants out."
"He wants out," a source close to Bryant said, per ESPN. "Point blank."
Martavis Bryant's displeasure with the Steelers offense has become a topic of discussion over the last couple of games, with reports suggesting he wants to be traded. Some comments Bryant made on instagram last night are only going to add more validity to those reports.
After the Steelers' 29-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals yesterday afternoon, Bryant was tagged in a comment from an Instagram post by @fantasyfootballcounselor, which pointed out how he didn't get the ball on a play intended for Antonio Brown. One IG user commented, "Ju Ju's better," referencing the Steelers budding wide receiver, JuJu Smith-Schuster, who went for 39 yards and a touchdown yesterday.
Bryant, who caught just one pass for three yards, responded to the post,
"JuJu is no where near better than me, fool." He added, "All they need to do is give me what I want and y'all can have JuJu and whoever else."
He later deleted that comment and came back with this,
"JuJu is the future and got great talent and is going to be one of the best to play this game," Bryant commented. "I want him to get his. I just want mines, period, point-blank. Ain't nobody did nothing to get me back. I worked my ass off to get myself back with no help and little support, period. In due time the process will show."
The 25-year old wide receiver missed all of last season due to violations of the league's substance abuse policy and has been largely unproductive this season year. Meanwhile, JuJu Smith-Schuster, the rookie out of USC, has found success within the Steelers offense, accounting for three touchdowns so far on the season.
The Steelers, 5-2, will head to Detroit in Week 8 for a Sunday night matchup against the 3-3 Lions.