Davis agreed Monday to a three-year extension with the Chargers, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Davis is coming off his best season yet, having notched career-high marks in terms of tackles (64), pass breakups (14) and interceptions (three) in 2020. He'll again operate as a key piece of Los Angeles' cornerback group next season.
Davis recorded four tackles in the Chargers' Week 17 win over the Chiefs. The cornerback finished the season with 64 tackles, three interceptions, 14 passes defended and one touchdown. Teams often targeted Davis' side of the field as opposed to that of multi-time Pro Bowler Casey Hayward, but the fourth-year corner responded well, setting a career high in interceptions and tackles as well as recording his first career touchdown. The 26-year-old will enter the offseason as an unrestricted free agent after starting for the Chargers each of the past three seasons, but it remains to be seen if the team will give the corner a new deal with the cap expected to be significantly lower than past seasons.
Davis piled together six tackles and scored his first touchdown in this Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Buccaneers. Davis snagged his first pick of the season after he jumped a lackadaisical throw from Tom Brady, returning it 78 yards for his first touchdown of his career. The fourth-year pro has slotted in nicely as the corner opposite Pro Bowler Casey Hayward, playing 100 percent of the team's defensive snaps and amassing six tackles in three straight games. Sunday was only the third career INT for Davis so it's unlikely he'll generate many points from a turnover perspective for IDP managers, but with teams refusing to throw in the direction of Hayward, Davis will naturally see more tackle opportunities week to week.
The Chargers are giving Davis a second-round tender. The undrafted rookie out of BYU became a surprise starter for the Chargers in 2019, logging 39 tackles (31 solo), two interceptions and nine passes defended over 12 games. Assuming no other club is willing to part with that kind of draft capital to sign him, he'll likely operate as one of the Bolts' starting cornerbacks in 2020.
Davis posted 39 tackles (31 solo), two interceptions and nine passes defended across 12 games during the 2019 season. Davis missed two games near the start of the season due to injury, and then another two later in the year after violating the league's substance abuse policy, disrupting what was expected to be a third-year breakout of sorts for the 25-year-old. A restricted free agent this offseason, Davis is expected to be retained by the Chargers, although it's possible the team could add a more reliable No. 2 corner opposite Casey Hayward.