Denver Broncos inside linebacker Todd Davis has come a long way since he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New Orleans Saints in 2014.
He was waived in November 2014 after being released, re-signed and shuffled on and off of the Saints’ practice squad. The Broncos claimed him, and Davis played sparingly during his first two seasons in Denver. However, his presence was needed after they won the Super Bowl once inside linebacker Danny Trevathan signed with the Chicago Bears.
Davis recorded 97 tackles in 15 games during the 2016 season. This year he has 78 in 13 games, and Pro Football Focus rated him the 33rd-best inside linebacker in the NFL.
His teammates have noticed his rise to become a key contributor on the defense, and they voted him as the Broncos’ Ed Block Courage award winner.
“It’s been an amazing journey and I really feel blessed to be here,” Davis said, via The Denver Post’s Nicki Jhabvala. “I think one of my biggest defining moments was being cut four or five times and then finally making it on a squad. I made a promise to myself that I would never be cut again. I never wanted to go back there, it was tough times. I’ve just been blessed and now I’m here.”
Davis will not be cut anytime soon. In fact, as a soon-to-be free agent, he probably has a big contract coming his way.