While Devonta Freeman has the NFL's richest average per year contract for a running back, there are six other players who have had a better number than him during their career.

Adrian Peterson, Chris Johnson, Steven Jackson, DeAngelo Williams, Arian Foster and Marshawn Lynch each had a higher average per year amount.

The signing, while lucrative, perhaps shows that the market for running back salaries is depressed in today's NFL.

Freeman signed a five-year, $41.25 million deal with the Atlanta Falcons this week.