Thomas Davis announced that 2018 will be his final season in the NFL, first reported by Brooke Cersosimo of NFL Media. 2018 will be Davis’ 14th season in the NFL.
Davis is one of the crucial pieces in Carolina’s phenomal linebacking core. Davis, Keuchly and Thompson are regarded by much of the NFL as the top linebacking core in football.
Davis was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2005 and was actually drafted as a safety rather than a linebacker.
Thomas Davis is the first player in NFL history to comeback from 3 ACL tears. Amazingly all three of those tears were on the same knee, showing the type of resilient player that he’s been throughout his career.
Thomas Davis is the Panthers franchise leader in tackles with 282. Davis has 28 career sacks, 18 forced fumbles and 13 interceptions.
Thomas Davis has been selected to two pro bowls and was a first team all-pro in 2015.
Davis has played in 11 career playoff games recording 38 tackles and two sacks. Davis participated in Super bowl 50 after breaking his forearm two weeks previous in the NFC Championship game. He also helped the Panthers reach the NFC Championship in 2005, his rookie season.