NFL Free Agency 2021: 5 way-too-early landing spots for JuJu Smith-Schuster

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The Pittsburgh Steelers selected JuJu Smith-Schuster in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year deal that will come to an end following the 2020 season. Schuster was the youngest player selected in the draft which means he will be a free agent in 2021 at the age of 24.

Schuster was brought to Pittsburgh to compliment Antonio Brown on the other side of the offense. This is something that he did well with Ben Roethlisberger under center. As a rookie, Schuster finished with 917 yards and seven touchdowns while averaging 15.8 yards per reception. Schuster was a Pro Bowl selected in year two with 111 catches for 1,426 yards and seven touchdowns. He quickly became a fan favorite because of his production on the field mixed with his personality off the field.

The 2019 season was not an easy one for Schuster. Brown was not on the team for obvious reasons. Roethlisberger suffered a shoulder injury that would sideline him for the duration of the season. Schuster played 12 games and missed some time with a knee injury. His first season as the No. 1 option did not go as planned. Schuster finished with 42 catches for 552 yards and three touchdowns. Entering his contract year, he needs a big season to land a lucrative contract.

There are plenty of teams that will be interested in a 24-year old, speedster receiver with incredible physicality. If the Steelers do not re-sign Schuster, here are five potential landing spots.