Thomas Davis will play in 2018, but the expectation is that it’ll be his last season.
In an interview with NFL.com, Davis said he will hang up his cleats to spend more time with family. Why is he still playing? He wants to follow through with his contract, which got an extension earlier last offseason.
— NFL (@NFL) January 13, 2018
Earlier in the week, Davis said he would play a lesser role on the team in 2018 because of the younger players. “”Shaq (Thompson) has definitely earned the right, and when you look at (David) Mayo, he’s coming along,” Davis said on the Panthers’ website. “Obviously we still have Luke (Kuechly) here who is playing at an extremely high level. So we’ll see. We’ll see how it goes.”
A two-time Pro Bowler and Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2014, Davis will leave a lasting legacy on the Panthers organization. We’ll see if the team can get him a ring before he leaves.