Per NFL Network’s Michael Silver, the five-year, $41.25 million extension packed with $22 million in guarantees for Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman sets him up as the highest paid at the position going into the 2017 season.
“We are very pleased that we were able to get this extension done,” Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said of the deal.
“Devonta embodies everything we are looking for in a Falcon, and we are proud that he’ll be able to spend his career here in Atlanta.”
A young boy from the bottom. You put that work in & stay humble, you’ll be rewarded. All glory to GOD🙏🏾 Now we just gotta go get the trophy!
— Devonta Freeman (@devontafreeman) August 9, 2017