Freeman becomes NFL's highest paid RB.
Freeman, who was scheduled to make just $1.79 million this season in the last year of his rookie contract, will now rake in over $8 million annually as part of the 5-year $41.25 million extension.
The 25-year old, 2x pro bowler, is entering his fourth season in the NFL, coming off a 2016 campaign where he led the Falcons with 1,541 yards from scrimmage, including 13 touchdowns.
He released the following statement, via the Atlanta Falcons,
"This is where I've always wanted to be," Freeman said. "I want to thank Mr. Blank, Thomas and Coach (Dan) Quinn for all of their support. I feel extremely blessed, but the work and grind are just beginning."
Freeman and the Falcons will kickoff their first preseason game tomorrow night against the Miami Dolphins
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