Falcons’ Devonta Freeman side-steps contract talk


Falcons running back Devonta Freeman did his best to side step discussing his contract situation during the Opening Night media session on Monday.

Freeman was asked about him wanting a contract extension and his agent’s demand to be paid like a top three running back.

“I haven’t even been thinking about it,” Freeman said. “I love this game. I need to maximize this opportunity and what is in front of me. I’m at the Super Bowl. I’m here to only talk football and have fun. How can we get this win? How can I become a national Super Bowl winner? That’s what I’m all about right now. That’s all I’m thinking about, that’s all I’m focused on, this opportunity.”

Freeman was asked if it’s been frustrating having to split carries with Tevin Coleman.

“I’m just excited that all of you guys are here,” Freeman said. “I’m just so thankful for this opportunity.”



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