Davis took over as the Jets' starting middle linebacker in 2017 and easily turned in the best statistical season of his career, logging 135 tackles, five sacks and one pass breakup across 16 games while not missing a single defensive snap. It therefore comes as a bit of a surprise that the Saints would move him outside, with Manti Te'o starting at middle linebacker. While it's unwise to put too much stock into unofficial depth charts -- particularly this early in training camp -- Davis' production could take a slight hit if he does indeed remain outside.
Davis took over at middle linebacker for the Jets last season and easily turned in his best statistical season as a pro, logging 135 tackles, five sacks and one pass breakup over 16 games -- while not missing a single snap. In fact, the Arkansas State product hasn't missed a game since joining the league as a third-round draft pick in 2012 and is regarded as one of the most durable players in the NFL. It isn't clear where he'll slot in within the Saints' linebacking corps, but he could be quite the IDP asset if he can secure a starting role.
Davis had a career-high 135 tackles and five sacks during the 2017 season.
Coming off back-to-back seasons with fewer than 100 tackles, Davis beat his previous season best by 19 while also adding 1.5 more sacks than his best effort before this past year. He is set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and he will surely be one of the Jets' top priorities.
Davis had 13 tackles (10 solo) and a half-sack in Sunday's blowout loss to the Broncos.
The 10 solo tackles represent the second time this season Davis has reached double-digit tackles by himself. The 28-year-old now has 110 tackles (81 solo) and five sacks in 13 games this season.
Davis had 10 tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Sunday's 35-27 loss to the Panthers.
Davis once again played every defensive snap and reached double-digit tackles for the third time this season. The 28-year-old has been near the top of the league in tackles all season, compiling 92 stops (67 solo) through 11 games.
|P3||8/25/18||@ LAC||8:00 pm|
|3||9/23/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|4||9/30/18||@ NYG||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 6|
|7||10/21/18||@ BAL||4:05 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ MIN||8:20 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||11/29/18||@ DAL||8:20 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/18||@ CAR||8:15 pm|
|2012||New York Jets||16||36||31.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Jets||16||107||63.0||44||1||1||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2014||New York Jets||16||116||79.0||37||3.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||5|
|2015||New York Jets||16||90||57.0||33||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2017||New York Jets||16||135||97.0||38||5||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2012||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||1||-4||1||0|
|2013||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||2||0||2||0|
|2015||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2017||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||1||12||1||0|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|