Former Carolina Panthers’ linebacker Thomas Davis reportedly intends to sign with the Los Angeles Chargers. The fourteen-year veteran has spent his entire career with Carolina.
The deal is reportedly two-years, $10.5 million. Davis, a three-time pro bowler, was also an all-pro in 2015, a season in which Davis and the Panthers won the NFC and fell short in Super Bowl 50. Davis was suspended the first four games of the 2018 season for testing positive for a banned substance.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 12, 2019
Davis ends his time in Carolina with over 1,000 tackles, including 28 sacks. He will leave behind a Panthers’ linebacking core that will now be presumably on the shoulders of Luke Kuechly.
In 2014, Thomas Davis also won the prestigious Walter Payton Man of the Year. Davis won the award for work he did with his wife. Together, they founded the Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation (TDDDF). Their work has helped thousands of underprivileged families.
As for Los Angeles, they get, what should be an immediate impact defensive player that should help shore up some of the struggles that plagued the Chargers’ D. Last seen, the Chargers struggled mightily against the New England Patriots’ offense in the Divisional round of the playoffs, a game they ultimately lost.
Davis shared his excitement on Twitter earlier today.
— Thomas Davis (@ThomasDavisSDTM) March 12, 2019