Devonta Freeman expects to agree to a contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons soon.

Freeman is entering the final year of his contract, which will pay him $1.8 million.

"It's that feeling when you know something special is coming, and you're about to be blessed," he said. "It's just an exciting moment in time for me right now."

The running back had 1,634 yards from scrimmage in 2015 and 1,541 in 2016. Seventeen running backs are scheduled to make more during the 2017 season.