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JuJu Smith-Schuster will become an unrestricted free agent on March 17 and he should have plenty of suitors. Longtime NFL writer and analyst John Clayton has linked the Raiders, Dolphins, Patriots and even the Bengals as possible landing spots for Smith-Schuster.
NBC Sports EDGE Betting posted a graphic on Twitter today of the favorites to sign Smith-Schuster in free agency via PointsBet Sportsbookwww, and the Steelers were not among the eight teams listed, which is not surprising being that the Steelers are around $6 million under the salary cap and Smith-Schuster will command around $16 million per year.
PointsBet Sportsbook has the Raiders as the favorites at +130. Followed by Las Vegas are the Jets (+250), Colts (+500), Bears (+650), Dolphins +750), Packers (+800), Ravens (+850) and Giants (+900).
It appears that Smith-Schuster knows he's on his way out of Pittsburgh too, judging by his recent social media activity.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network says it's "still possible" that Smith-Schuster re-signs with the Steelers, and that the organization would like it to happen and they're trying to work on it. Given the Steelers' cap situation and what other teams will offer Smith-Schuster, it seems unlikely that they'll reach a deal.