Panthers’ Thomas Davis To Retire After 2018

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has one more year left in him. The veteran tells Brooke Cersosimo of NFL.com (on Twitter) that the 2018 campaign will be his last. Thomas Davis (vertical)

Davis inked a one-year, $6.75MM extension with the Panthers in August, granting him $2MM this past year plus $1MM guaranteed in the coming season. He is aware that he may be asked to take a reduced role in 2018, but he might not be okay with being relegated to a backup role.

The Panthers’ Super Bowl hopes were dashed last week when they fell to the rival Saints in the opening round of the playoffs. In his swan song, Davis is hoping to capture the Super Bowl ring that has eluded him thus far in his 12-year career.

Davis finished out the year with 76 total tackles and 2.5 sacks. He appeared in 15 regular season games with his lone missed contest coming as the result of a suspension.

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  1. card collector18

    Davis won a ring didn’t he? He just wasn’t on the field for it

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    • thegeneralsloth

      He’s played for the Panthers his whole career so that means no ring.

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  2. bigkrahn

    He wasn’t on a team for it. He never was on a super bowl winning team.

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