Thomas Davis has officially retired

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

NFL linebacker Thomas Davis said back in January that he played his final game. He made his retirement official on Wednesday.

Davis played 16 seasons in the league. He played for the Carolina Panthers, Los Angeles Chargers, and the Washington Football Team.

Former Washington Football Team linebacker Thomas Davis prepares for a snap during practice
Thomas Davis prepares for a snap during practice (Photo by Thomas Davis/Instagram)

He will retire as a member of the Panthers. His retirement comes after the Washington Football Team released him despite signing a one-year deal with the team for the 2020 season.

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“To be able to play 16 years in this league has truly been a blessing, and I can’t thank God enough for seeing fit to put me in this position to do that,” David said. “To the Carolina fanbase, I just want to say to you guys, you guys have been tremendous throughout my entire career. I can not thank you guys enough for your love and support. I can not wait to sign a one-day (contract) and retire a Panther. Keep pounding.”

Davis said that when the Washington Football Team’s season came to an end, he would retire. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated WFT in the Wild Card Round.

In his career, he appeared in 199 games, including 174 starts. He has had 1,216 tackles, including 90 tackles for a loss and 61 quarterback hits.

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He has had 29 career sacks and 13 interceptions. Davis has had 18 forced fumbles, 11 fumble recoveries, and 55 pass deflections.

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