Devonta Freeman, Jaguars unable to reach agreement on contract
Another big-name free agent has been unable to find a home for the upcoming season. Veteran running back Devonta Freeman recently visited the Jacksonville Jaguars but a deal between the two sides failed to come to fruition.
ESPN Senior NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted the latest on Freeman’s situation:
Former Patriots’ RB Lamar Miller is visiting today with the Buffalo Bills, per source.
RB Devonta Freeman, who visited Jacksonville this weekend, was unable to reach agreement with the Jaguars, so he remains a free agent.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 7, 2020
While in the process of waiting for the right opportunity, Freeman reportedly switched agents and is now being represented by Drew Rosenhaus. The Jacksonville Jaguars would have been a good opportunity for Freeman after former RB1 Leonard Fournette was released and relocated to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, the team was also clouded with issues that led to the departure of its main contributors over the previous years.
Freeman spent all six seasons of his career with the Atlanta Falcons after they selected him with the 103rd pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He turned out to be a steal for the franchise as he performed well beyond expectations.
His most productive campaign was back in 2015 where he was named the NFL rushing touchdowns leader along with a second-team All-Pro selection and earned the first of his two Pro Bowl appearances.
The former Florida State Seminole finished last season with 656 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns to go along with 59 receptions through 14 games as a starter for the Falcons. Despite his respectable performance, Freeman was abruptly released by the team last March 16, 2020.
At this point in his career, Devonta Freeman would preferably want to play for a contender in need of a boost on offense. Nonetheless, he remains to be a valuable asset to any team that will give him another opportunity on the gridiron.