The pushback we get when mentioning Devonta Freeman is people love to mention his contract. Fans seem to forget one thing every time they make that ridiculous statement, it’s not our job to make the numbers work for any team.
Freeman has proven to be a commodity in the passing game and when healthy was among the best in the game. His deal actually has an out after this season, which could make him attractive to a team looking for a dynamic back to add something to the passing game.
If the Atlanta Falcons could get a third-round pick for Freeman and get him off the books for 2020 and beyond that would be a win-win. By trading Freeman, they would save more than $14 million over the next three seasons in cap space.
Trading Freeman also gives a young guy like Qadree Ollison a chance to play and show what he can do. At Pitt, Ollison was as versatile a running back as there was in college football and is the only running back on the Falcons roster that can pick up the tough yards. Unfortunately, he has been inactive for most of the season.