Former Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman is getting one last shot to show he has something left with the Baltimore Ravens. Freeman was just promoted to the active roster and will likely receive carries Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs.
For Freeman, this is absolutely the best situation he could walk into. Lamar Jackson is an elite runner who opens up the Ravens rushing attack for seemingly any running back the Ravens plug into their lineup. Hopefully, this is the case for Freeman who needs to have a solid season.
Since 2017 Freeman has been injury-plagued and struggled to be the top-ten rusher he was for two years in Atlanta. The undersized running back suffered some scary injuries that have changed the course of his career.
Devonta Freeman deserves more appreciation for what he did bring to the Atlanta Falcons
Freeman is one of the best running backs Atlanta has had in the last decade. Despite his struggles at the end of his time with Atlanta, he posted back-to-back seasons over 1,000 rushing yards and 43-total touchdowns with the Falcons.
Atlanta rarely has any success running the football and the last time they did it was because of Freeman. Devonta’s career was derailed because of injuries and Atlanta’s frustration on a block he whiffed on in their infamous Super Bowl.
A bit of misplaced frustration when your offense and defense both allowed the run the Patriots went on to put them away. Freeman was hardly the only culprit in the debacle.
Atlanta and their fans should hope Freeman has finally gotten healthy again and can recapture the ability he flashed in his first three seasons with Atlanta. Freeman is still only twenty-nine years old and is set to benefit from being in the Ravens offense.
In the last three seasons, he has been behind a terrible Atlanta or New York Giants line. Baltimore has a clever offense that will find the best way to utilize whatever Freeman does have left.
Devonta Freeman’s time in Atlanta is going to be remembered differently because of how it ended. A bit unfair for a player who helped carry Atlanta to the playoffs and a Super Bowl. Let’s hope Freeman recaptures a bit of this success in what could be his last chance in week two.