Thomas Davis announces he’s signing with Redskins
Ever since Ron Rivera became the head coach of the Washington Redskins, he’s brought in some familiar faces and he’s adding one of them to his defense. To add some experience to the defense, Thomas Davis announced via his Instagram that he’s signing with Washington.
Last offseason, Davis signed a two-year, $10.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Chargers. After a one-year stint with the Chargers, Los Angeles chose to release the veteran linebacker earlier this offseason, thus leading him to the Redskins.
In his lone season with the Chargers, Davis proved he can still produce, notching 112 tackles, one sack, and two deflections. The 112 tackles were the most that Davis had in a single season since 2013.
However, before playing with the Chargers in 2019, Davis spent the rest of his career with the Carolina Panthers. From 2005-2018, Davis was one of the defensive leaders in Carolina and spent quite a few years with Rivera as his head coach.
As a matter of fact, Rivera and Davis spent eight seasons together with the Panthers. Furthermore, Davis’ one All-Pro season came in 2015, when he was leading Rivera’s defense.
Over the course of his career, Davis has overcome quite a few knee injuries in his career. Despite his injury history and the fact he turns 37 in less than a week, Davis wants to continue his career with the Redskins.
For Rivera, he is focused on adding physical players that can build a foundation in Washington moving forward. There’s no doubt that Rivera realizes that Davis can be someone that helps him achieve that next season.