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Despite being one of the best defensive players for the Chargers last season, cornerback Michael Davis still didn’t get the national attention that he deserved.
His hard work did not go unnoticed by the team, however. For his efforts, Davis signed a multi-year contract extension in March.
Even though he now sits atop of the depth chart, Davis is still flying under the radar. That is why Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox tabbed him as Los Angeles’ best-kept secret.
Though he has played for the Los Angeles Chargers for four seasons, cornerback Michael Davis probably isn’t recognized by non-Chargers fans. An undrafted free agent out of Brigham Young in 2017, Davis has quietly developed into a quality starter.
While Davis hasn’t been named to a Pro Bowl yet, another season like the one he had in 2020 will likely change that.
After originally signing with Los Angeles as an undrafted free agent in 2017, Davis steadily developed into a quality starter, and 2020 marked his best as a professional.
As Casey Hayward and Chris Harris Jr. dealt with injuries throughout the course of the year, Davis slowed some of the league’s top receivers and made a few big plays in critical situations.
Davis was on the field for 92% of the team’s defensive snaps, logging 64 tackles, 14 passes defensed and three interceptions, all of which were personal bests.
Heading into the upcoming season, his versatility in coverage, length and athleticism make him a good fit for head coach Brandon Staley’s new defensive scheme.
Only 26 years of age, Davis’ best football is still ahead of him. He should and will likely finally get the national recognition.