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JuJu Smith-Schuster has been linked to the Jets as a potential landing spot in free agency by many outlets, but longtime NFL writer John Clayton added another team to the mix when he was on 93.7 The Fan yesterday.
Clayton said the Raiders, along with several others, are "going to be moving on" Smith-Schuster once free agency hits in mid-March. Smith-Schuster is projected to make $16 million per year on a long-term deal and the Raiders are currently around $18 million over the cap, according to Overthecap.com. Las Vegas would have to make some moves to clear up some money to sign Smith-Schuster.
Nelson Agholor is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, so Smith-Schuster could replace his production and join the likes of second-year wide receiver Henry Ruggs III and big-play tight end Darren Waller.
Marketing wise, Las Vegas would also be a good place for Smith-Schuster to expand his brand, as it's the "Entertainment Capital of the World." It's also not far from his native Los Angeles, so it could be a good landing spot as far as location and business opportunities are concerned.
Smith-Schuster had 97 receptions for 831 yards (8.6 average) and a career-high nine touchdowns in 2020.