He has officially broken a new record!
The Atlanta Falcons and two-time Pro Bowl running back Devonta Freeman have agreed to a five-year contract extension that makes him the NFL’s highest-paid running back. A source informed of the situation told NFL Network’s Michael Silver. The extension pays out $41.25 million.
The former Florida State standout will take home an annual average of $8.25 million over the life of the deal. That’s more than any other running back, pending Le’Veon Bell anticipated acceptance of a one-year, $12.1 million offer from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The extension includes $17.3 million fully guaranteed and $22 million in guarantees, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Freeman also receives a $15 million signing bonus, per Rapoport.