At his best, Devonta Freeman was one of the most impactful running backs in the NFL, a slasher who could get through just the tiniest of creases and turn it into a big gain. The 5-8, 208-pound tailback was a key contributor in the Falcons’ 2016 Super Bowl season, producing a second consecutive 1,000-yard season with 11 touchdowns and pairing with Tevin Coleman as one of the league’s best one-two punches.
But that was then and this is now: the 28-year-old Freeman hasn’t played a full season since and was released by the Falcons after rushing for just 656 yards and two touchdowns last season.
Freeman insists there is still good football in him, and he’s anxious to convince those who question whether his NFL shelf life might soon be over. The Giants can only hope Freeman can summon the best of what he once was as they move on