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Did the Atlanta Falcons make a mistake by letting Tevin Coleman walk?

Did the Atlanta Falcons make the right choice to let Tevin Coleman go in free agency after the 2018 season?

In short, yes. The team had to let Tevin Coleman go. However, the decision to stick with Freeman over Coleman was made two seasons prior to Coleman being let go.

After only carrying the ball 65 times in 2014, Freeman solidified the starting role in both 2015 and 2016 by going over 1,500 total yards both seasons and nearly 30 touchdowns combined.

It was well established the Freeman would be the future of the Atlanta Falcons

Before allowing Freeman to play on the final year of his rookie contract, the Atlanta Falcons gave Freeman a five-year extension worth more than $41m in the offseason heading into the 2017 season.