Thomas Davis reported in December that the 2020 season would be his last. On Wednesday, the Washington Football Team delivered Davis so he could resign as an individual from the Carolina Panthers, his group for 13 of his 16 NFL seasons.
“The time has finally come and I want to thank each and every one of you for supporting me along this journey,” Thomas composed by means of Instagram. “The Washington Football Team has agreed to release me so that on March 11th, I will officially be returning to the place that my heart has been all along. By signing a one day contract, I will retire from the NFL as a Carolina Panther. Panthers, thank you from the bottom of my heart for this opportunity.”
The 14th overall pick in the 2005 draft, Davis went through the initial 13 years of his vocation with the Carolina Panthers. During his time in Carolina, Davis procured every one of his three Pro Bowl choices, an All-Pro gesture in 2015 and was the 2014 Walter Payton Man of the Year.
With Davis on the roster, the Panthers won five division titles, including three directly from 2013-15. In 2015, the Panthers posted a 15-1 normal season record on the way to the establishment’s subsequent Super Bowl appearance. That season, Davis counted 105 handles, 5.5 sacks, four capture attempts, four constrained bungles and seven passes defensed.
Davis spent through the 2019 season with the Chargers before he was brought together with previous Panthers mentor Ron Rivera in Washington. In seven games, Davis recorded only six handles. While he measurably didn’t offer a lot of benefit, Davis gave veteran authority to a youthful Washington group that won its first division title since 2015.
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