Devonta Freeman is ready to be the workhorse, but he’s not selfish
Posted by Mike Florio on April 17, 2015, 9:01 AM EDT
As Falcons running back Devonta Freeman prepares to be the man in Atlanta, he realizes there’s a balance.
Freeman explained on Thursday’s PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio that he wants to carry the ball as much as he can, but that he realizes other guys are working hard, too.
So what would he think if the Falcons were to use the eighth overall pick in the draft on Georgia running back Todd Gurley?
“If he can help us win, then come on Todd Gurley,” Freeman said.
Freeman also talked about the possibility that his former Florida State teammate, Jameis Winston, will be joining the NFC South as quarterback of the Buccaneers.
“Sometimes you’ve gotta spank your little brother,” Freeman said with a laugh.
So will Jameis Winston thrive at the next level?
“I think he’s gonna be the same Jameis Winston, nothing’s gonna change,” Freeman said. “He wants to be great. . . . He wants to show that he can be the league MVP.”
Freeman has said in the past he strives to be the league’s MVP. The only difference is that Winston definitely will be on the field for every snap (barring injury). Freeman will likely have to do more with fewer opportunities.
For the full Freeman interview, click below, select PFT Live, and pick hour two of the April 16 show. Freeman’s interview begins immediately.