Davis completed 10 of 16 passes for 123 yards and touchdown Thursday, leading the Seahawks on a 75-yard game-winning scoring drive to beat the Raiders in the preseason finale. Trevone Boykin entered camp as the favorite for the backup quarterback job behind Russell Wilson, but Davis outplayed him in the last three preseason games, including Thursday, when Boykin threw two interceptions. Davis was 5-for-5 for 67 yards on the winning drive, completing the 16-yard touchdown strike with 1:10 remaining. Boykin is a dual-threat quarterback who at times can dazzle, but Davis is a steadier veteran who may be less susceptible to turnovers. The team's decision on a backup could come down to whether it values upside over stability, or vice versa.
Davis signed a contract Monday with the Seahawks, John Boyle of Seahawks.com reports. In a corresponding move, the team released No. 3 quarterback Jake Heaps to open a spot on the camp roster for Davis. Although the Seahawks recently brought in Colin Kaepernick for a meeting, it appears that Davis will be the veteran quarterback that competes with Trevone Boykin in camp for the backup gig behind starter Russell Wilson. Davis has had stints with the Rams, Browns and Broncos over the past three seasons, but has failed to maintain a roster spot with any of those clubs on a long-term basis.
Davis was waived by the Broncos on Monday, Troy Renck of Denver7 News reports. Davis, the Broncos' third string quarterback, didn't play a single snap in his 15 weeks on the roster and wasn't likely to unless injuries to Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch forced him into action. His absence won't impact the offense much at all.
The Broncos signed Davis on Saturday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports. Recently cut by the Browns, Davis will slot into Mark Sanchez's spot on the quarterback depth chart behind starter Trevor Siemian and rookie Paxton Lynch.
Davis was waived by the Browns, the team announced on Monday. After a concussion stunted his involvement during the preseason, Davis found himself on the bottom of the Browns' quarterback depth chart. Davis has shown flashes of being a solid NFL quarterback, but potential injury concerns may leave him off a team's roster before the start of the season.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/22||@New York Giants||23||21.17|
|12||11/26||@San Francisco 49ers||25||22.33|
|15||12/17||Los Angeles Rams||18||18.00|
|3 Year Avg||62.7||849||4||4||23||0||51|