Silver reports that Freeman has insisted he’s willing to sit out and even skip the 2020 season if he doesn’t receive the kind of offer he’s looking for.
The Seahawks were reportedly offering Freeman a one-year contract worth up to $4 million with a base value of less than $3 million. Freeman declined Seattle’s offer and the Seahawks opted to give the deal to Carlos Hyde instead.
The Eagles and Jets have both been linked to Freeman. However, the Jets have signed Frank Gore in recent weeks, so unless Philadelphia is willing to meet his asking price, Freeman may have to wait for an injury to open up the right opportunity.
Freeman, 28, is a former fourth-round pick of the Falcons back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $2.7 million contract when he and the Falcons agreed to a five-year, $41.25 million extension that included $22 million guaranteed.
Freeman stood to make base salaries of $6.5 million and $6.3 million over the next two years of the agreement when the Falcons released him this offseason.
In 2019, Freeman appeared in 14 games and rushed for 656 yards on 184 carries (3.6 YPC) and two touchdowns to go along with 59 receptions for 410 yards receiving and four touchdowns.
We have him included in our Top 100 Available 2020 Free Agents list.