After being cut by the Atlanta Falcons, Devonta Freeman is looking for a new team in 2020. Here are five potential landing spots for the running back.
After six seasons, Devonta Freeman and the Atlanta Falcons have officially parted ways. Shortly after the start of the free agency period in the NFL and the beginning of the new league year, Atlanta decided to release its starting running back before the start of the 2020 season.
A little over a week ago, the Falcons decided to move on from Freeman with three years and $21 million remaining on his contract. The move will reportedly save Atlanta $3.5 million as of the start of free agency.
The move to release Freeman was certainly one that was surprising, especially with the fact that the running back had three years and over $20 million left on his contract and that is just 27 years old.
On the other side of things, it also makes sense to some extent why Atlanta decided that it was the right move to part ways with Freeman, most notably the fact that he hasn’t been able to stay healthy really since the 2016 season.
In 2019, Freeman wrapped up his sixth season the NFL and with the Falcons after he was drafted by Atlanta out of Florida State in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Freeman appeared in 14 games during the regular season while finishing the campaign with 656 yards rushing and two touchdowns, along with 410 yards and four touchdowns through the air. In the last two years, Freeman has combined to play a total of 16 games out of the possible 32, with the running back playing in all 16 regular season contests just once in his career (2016).
Freeman is now on the lookout for a new home for the first time in his professional career, having wrapped up an up-and-down career with the Falcons up to this point.
While Freeman ponders where he would like to take his talents in 2020, let’s dive into five possible options that the running back could consider this offseason.