This year’s first wave of NFL free agency hasn’t disappointed in the least, having already been chock full of mega-deals and unexpected moves made by both teams and players alike. It appears JuJu Smith-Schuster might soon join the latter, as he works to determine where he’ll play in 2021. The former Pittsburgh Steelers wideout made it clear he wouldn’t mind re-signing in Eastern Pennsylvania, but he’s gotten a lot of attention from other AFC clubs — the rival Baltimore Ravens being one of the more prevalent mentioned in the list of potential landing spots.
But not if the New York Jets have their way, having now jumped in as reportedly being in talks with Smith-Schuster to possibly take his talents to Gang Green, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. It’s no secret the Jets need to add playmakers at the receiver position in 2021, and the Pro Bowler fits the bill when he’s firing on all cylinders. The club recently inked wide receiver Corey Davis to a three-year, $37.5 million deal and playing him in tandem with Smith-Schuster could be the medicine for what ails their struggling passing attack.
The biggest question still revolving around Sam Darnold, of course, and it would potentially put the future of Jamison Crowder in doubt — a player that will hit the Jets salary cap for $10.38 million in the final year of his three-year deal.