New York Giants newly signed running back Devonta Freeman is confident that he can help the Giants in the wake of Saquon Barkley’s season-ending ACL injury, as he prepares for his debut with his new team.
Freeman, 28, is best known for his time with the Atlanta Falcons, who cut him back in March of this year. Freeman was selective during free agency, ultimately opting to ink a deal with the Giants earlier this week.
“I know I still have a lot in the tank,” Freeman said, according to Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post. “This was a great opportunity at the right time, coming in to compete.”
“A lot of situations didn’t fit what I want to do and some of my own personal goals,” Freeman said. “Trying to win one game at a time and when it’s all said and done hopefully win the big game.”
While Freeman is 28 and coming off injuries and a downtick in his performance that led to his release from Atlanta, he is confident that he can still perform at a high level.
“You can be as young as you want to be,” Freeman said. “I’ve seen guys who have been around this league for a very long time and I’ve studied the way they take care of their body.”