- Height / Weight
- 6'1" / 240 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- March 22, 1983 (36)
- 15th Season
- 2005 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 14 (CAR)
The Los Angeles Chargers are signing free-agent linebacker Thomas Davis to an undisclosed deal. The Panthers all-time leader in tackles spent 14 years in Carolina but served a four-game suspension in 2018 and had 79 tackles and six passes defensed in 12 games. Davis will help upgrade the Bolts at outside linebacker, but he could be rotated in on defense to preserve him for the full season. Even though he has 1,094 career tackles, 28 sacks, 51 passes defense, 13 interceptions, 18 forced fumbles and 11 fumble recoveries, Davis is a player near the end of his career.
Carolina Panthers veteran linebacker Thomas Davis said he doesn't want to end his career in 2018 "on a sour note" due to his four-game suspension. "I'd like to come back (after 2018) if the team will gave me back," Davis said. In his prime, Davis was a tackling machine, racking up 100-plus tackle seasons from 2012 to 2016. He had just 76 tackles in 2017, though, and the 35-year-old is expected to be more of a rotation player moving forward.
Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis said he is open to playing past the 2018 season. "I'm very open to the possibility of playing next season," said Davis. "You haven't been listening. I'm VERY OPEN." The 35-year-old Davis posted 100-tackle seasons from 2012 to 2016 with the Panthers and was one of the very best linebackers in the league. However, he dipped to just 76 tackles in 2017 and is expected to play more of a rotation role this season in order to keep him fresh and healthy. That obviously hurts his IDP value.