3 top destinations for JuJu Smith-Schuster in free agency

JuJu Smith-Schuster #19 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
JuJu Smith-Schuster #19 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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JuJu Smith-Schuster will become a free agent soon. It is unlikely that the Pittsburgh Steelers can bring him back so many teams will likely try to bring the receiver to their franchise.

Smith-Schuster has become one of the best slot receivers in the NFL ever since being draft by the Steelers out of USC. He has also become one of the most recognizable athletes in the sport with his consistent social media status. He has branded his name well and that has brought him a lot of success. Even with social media, his play on the field will warrant him a nice contract come this offseason.

He has consistently said that his wish is to re-sign with the black and gold. That dream is starting to grow distant as Pittsburgh has a monumental debt to get out of before they can even dream for a free agent acquisition or re-signing of their players. His market when the free agency negotiations begin will be larger than others. He is a great player that brings his unique attitude and character into a locker room. He will likely find money outside of the Steel City no matter if his wishes of staying are pure or not.

NFL teams will likely see Smith-Schuster as a possible number one target and pay him like so but he is more dominant in the slot-role. Some teams not named on this list that could be interested in him could be the New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Chargers, Cleveland Browns, and many more.

New England Patriots

The Patriots are struggling to find an answer ever since Tom Brady left for Tampa Bay. Their offense is very stale and struggled to find consistency last season. This year they’ll look for a quarterback and some receivers. They have the money to pitch out to free agents as they desperately seek redemption from this previous outing. This franchise is notoriously “hush-hush” so this might be a surprise for many to see Bill Belichick want to sign an outgoing personality that Smith-Schuster brings with him. The main issues that the Patriots have had are drafting and developing their receivers. Bringing in JuJu would wipe away that cause for concern and add a solid player.

They have the money to spend so it would not be a problem to attain him financially when free agency begins. As for Smith-Schuster, he would get the money that he deserves and a stable franchise that could become successful in the next couple of seasons. They need a solid quarterback and weapons so this would be a win-win signing for both sides. Many Steelers fans would not like seeing him wear this jersey but it just makes a lot of sense. The fit is there for both the player and the team, this had to be brought up into consideration.