The Devonta Freeman contract discussion began during Super Bowl LI with his agent, Kristin Campbell saying:
“It’s time for the Falcons to pay him like the elite back he is,” Freeman’s agent, Kristin Campbell, told NFL.com. “I expect them to make him a priority this offseason, as he’s been an integral part of the dynamic offense that has gotten them to the Super Bowl.”
However, there hasn’t been any significant breaking news since January 30th. Until today!
While building bicycles at the YMCA, Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff took time to answer the biggest question on fans’ minds: What’s up with Free’s contract situation?
“We’ve had some good conversations in the offseason,” Dimitroff said. “Talked to him on the field a number of times, and he’s in a good place. We’ve had discussions with his agent. As a matter of fact, we will be focusing on that 100 percent here in the next few days.
“We’re very focused on sitting down and discussing where we are, making sure that we’re not re-creating a market, because that’s not what we’re talking about here. We’re talking about making sure that we talk about having him here for a number of years to come because he’s a very important part of this organization.”
Knowing the Falcons do not like to have their players in limbo with one year remaining on their deals, feel confident that Freeman and the Falcons will find common ground and agree on a contract before the 2017 campaign begins.