Thomas Davis

Thomas Davis

LB - LAC
Height: 6' 1"Weight: 235 lbsAge: 36College: GeorgiaDrafted: #14 (1st Rd. by Carolina)

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Thomas Davis intends to sign with Chargers

Former Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis announced on Twitter Tuesday morning that he intends to sign with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Fantasy Impact

The terms of the deal are not yet known, but it’s a fresh start for the veteran after 14 seasons in Carolina. Davis announced in a Twitter video in January that he would not be returning to the Panthers for the 2019 season. Since being drafted by Carolina 14th overall in 2005, he has 1,111 tackles, 28 sacks and 13 interceptions in 176 games.

Alex Johnson15 weeks ago
Thomas Davis announces he won’t be returning to Panthers

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis announced in a video on Twitter Wednesday night that he will not be returning to the team for the 2019 season. While Davis said after the season that he would like to return to Carolina, the team informed him this week that they will not be bringing him back. The veteran linebacker said he is not retiring and plans to play for another organization next season. He will be a free agent in March.

Fantasy Impact

“I’ve loved and cherished every moment that we’ve had in Carolina,” Davis said in a video he posted on Twitter (@ThomasDavisSDTM) Wednesday. “Carolina is always going to be home for me and my family, but I’m not retiring. I feel like I have way too much football left in me to walk away from the game right now. I want to keep playing; I’m going to keep playing. Hopefully someone’s going to give me that opportunity. But Panther Nation, just know that in no way did I ever imagine putting on another uniform. Still to this day don’t want to do it, but I want to play football.” Davis has spent his entire 14-year career with the Panthers. Since being drafted 14th overall in 2005, he has 1,111 tackles, 28 sacks and 13 interceptions in 176 games.

Alex Johnson4 weeks ago
Thomas Davis eats into Shaq Thompson's playing time in Week Six loss

After a suspension for P.E.D.S., Carolina veteran linebacker Thomas Davis returned and recorded six combined tackles to go along with two passes defended.

Fantasy Impact

The real report here for IDP owners was that in Davis's 2018 debut he saw a near 90% of the snap counts allowed. This sent Shaq Thompson to the bench more with only a 53% share of time with the first defensive unit. Thompson owners should be concerned not only for the rest of the 2018 season but how Carolina views Thompson when his rookie contract is up after this season.

Thomas Davis (SSPD) recants on idea of retirement

Originally stating he would likely retire after the 2018 season, Thomas Davis has now stated he might return noting he did not want to end his career on a sour note like his four-game PED suspension. Davis was suspended for four games for performance-enhancing drugs (PED) after the initial retirement statement early this off-season.

Fantasy Impact

This is just enough to put into question what approach his IDP owners should take going forward. When on the field Davis still plays at a high level and produces very well for his age. Unfortunately, this also affects Shaq Thompson IDP owners in 2018 as well as 2019. The whole situation might not be cleared up from an IDP owners point of view until after this season.

Thomas Davis kept busy in return

Thomas Davis recorded 10 combined tackles in the loss to Atlanta in Week 17. Davis was suspended for Week 16 and finished on a strong note in this contest.

Fantasy Impact

The Panthers are heading to the playoffs and Davis's IDP owners will want to start thinking about his future in 2018. He'll be 35 years old next season and one has to wonder at what point Carolina moves on.