Ryan— the league’s reigning MVP— threw for 284 yards and two touchdowns in February’s Super Bowl loss.
“I don’t want to make this no competition thing with me and my quarterback,” Freeman said. “I’m just talking about from based off that game. Let’s (say) it like this: if I would have kept getting the ball, if I would have stayed in the game, I don’t know why I got out of the game actually.
“But if I would have stayed in the game, I would have got MVP. I’m looking at my stats and I see my numbers didn’t lie. Look at my numbers.”
Freeman had 11 carries for 75 yards and one touchdown in the Falcons' 34-28 overtime Super Bowl loss. Freeman also had two receptions for 46 yards.
Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has added 5 pounds of muscle and is dealing with the Super Bowl loss. Video by D. Orlando Ledbetter