It appears that veteran running back Devonta Freeman is becoming less picky about his next NFL destination. According to the player’s new agent Drew Rosenhaus, Freeman is looking to get a job soon and is “open to any team.”
After being released by Falcons back in March, Freeman spent the offseason trying to get a contract on his terms. He publicly said that he would prefer to retire if he doesn’t get a satisfying offer while rejecting a reported one-year, $4 million, contract from Seattle Seahawks. After this, the 28-year-old player was dropped by his agent Kristen Campbell.
Freeman now decided to turn to Rosenhaus, who represents Rob Gronkowski and Tyreek Hill, among others, in hopes he’ll get better results.
“We want to work out a deal in the immediate future, and we are open to any team,” said Rosenhaus. “He’s healthy, he’s in shape, and I’m on a mission to have him give a team a lift in late July.”
During his first four seasons with the Falcons, Devonta Freeman emerged as one of the most dangerous backs in the NFL. This was especially the case in 2015 and 2016 when he had consecutive 1,050+ rushing yards and 11+ rushing touchdowns seasons. Freeman was also Pro Bowler in both years.
However, Freeman’s performances significantly dropped in recent years as he struggled with injuries and inconsistency. In 2018, he played just two games due to knee and groin injuries, while last season he only managed 656 rushing yards and two touchdowns despite making 14 starts.