Pittsburgh Steelers: Free Agent Landing Spots for JuJu Smith-Schuster
JuJu Smith-Schuster is going to be one of the top prizes on the free-agent market at the wide receiver position this offseason. He has played the first few seasons in his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Smith-Schuster will most likely not be brought back by Pittsburgh.
The Steelers think very highly of James Washington and they also like Chase Claypool and Diontae Johnson. Pittsburgh is always very good at developing wide receivers. If the Pittsburgh Steelers decide to let wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster walk, where will he land next season?
New York Jets
JuJu Smith-Schuster could chase the money here and New York has a lot of cap space. Smith-Schuster is more of a number two wide receiver than a number one wide receiver. He also gets to reunite with college teammate quarterback Sam Darnold.
They both played at USC together. They could ignite the chemistry together once again and it would make the New York Jets a better football team. New York already has the number two overall pick and they could use it on Ja’Marr Chase (LSU) or DeVonta Smith (ALA). The Jets already have Denzel Mims at the position and he is a promising player. JuJu Smith-Schuster would be an intriguing fit with the New York Jets.
Indianapolis has to figure out their quarterback situation first before they can figure out the wide receiver position. Anyhow, the Colts will need some more weapons on the outside or the inside with a new quarterback for Frank Reich‘s bunch.
JuJu Smith-Schuster would be an interesting pairing with T.Y. Hilton and Michael Pittman Jr. Indianapolis will be in the market for a quarterback and a wide receiver. They have an elite offensive line and defense. General manager Chris Ballard has built a solid foundation and football team for the Colts. Darnold and Smith-Schuster could play for the Indianapolis Colts next season together also here.
The Tennessee Titans are expected to let wide receiver Corey Davis walk in free agency. Davis will probably chase the money somewhere and think he is a number one wide receiver. Smith-Schuster would be a perfect number two wide receiver with having A.J. Brown as the number one wide receiver.
Ryan Tannehill can sling the football. JuJu Smith-Schuster is also a very solid blocker. It is vital because Derrick Henry is the best running back in the NFL. Mike Vrabel wants championship-caliber players and it is important for JuJu Smith-Schuster to be on a winning football team in Tennessee. The Titans would be an interesting offense next season with him.
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JuJu Smith-Schuster was the heartbeat of the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver core. Their crop won’t miss much of anything without him because they always reload.
His personality is funny with his TikTok videos and all of that, but it sometimes can go over the line.
The most likely destination for JuJu Smith-Schuster is the New York Jets followed by the Indianapolis Colts followed by the Tennessee Titans.
In 16 games last season, he caught 97 passes for 831 yards receiving and six touchdowns. JuJu Smith-Schuster is only 24 years old.
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