Atlanta Falcons pass-rusher Vic Beasley, the reigning NFL sack champ, was giddy like a kid when talking about the possibility of swapping jerseys with former teammate Dwight Freeney, now with the Seattle Seahawks.

The 25-year-old Beasley appreciates how the 37-year-old Freeney took him under his wing during Freeney's one season with the Falcons a year ago.

"It's going to be great to see Freeney," Beasley said of Monday night's Falcons-Seahawks matchup. "I look forward to that. Hopefully I'll be able to exchange jerseys with him, if other guys haven't made those plans already."

Freeney told ESPN's Jim Trotter he'll certainly swap jerseys with Beasley as part of the popular postgame ritual. "I'm definitely honored," Freeney said. "We've been through a lot over the last year. And I wish him nothing but success in his career."

Freeney, a seven-time Pro Bowl selection, stands 17th on the all-time sacks list with 125.5 in 16 NFL seasons. The likely future Hall of Famer, known for his signature spin move, joined the Seahawks on Oct. 25 after Cliff Avril went down with a neck/spine injury.

Freeney, who has three sacks in just three games with the Seahawks, had three sacks and 10 quarterback hits in 15 games with the Falcons last season. His value extended beyond numbers, however, as he helped open opportunities for Beasley's league-leading 15.5 sacks. Freeney also was a strong mentor for Beasley and the other young Falcons.