Re-signing CB Michael Davis should be priority for Chargers

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Gavino Borquez
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Outside of edge defender Joey Bosa, cornerback Michael Davis was arguably the most impactful defender for the Chargers this past season.

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.

The 26-year old 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.

After originally signing with Los Angeles as an undrafted free agent in 2017, Davis has shown that he is capable as a starter. The former BYU steadily contributed the past three seasons, showing improvement both as a tackler and in coverage.

Davis is currently set to be a free agent, but L.A. must do everything in their might to retain him. The cornerback room is already questionable with Hayward and Harris both coming off of injuries and lack of depth.

Davis, on the other hand, is young with a lot potential. He is a solid No. 2 corner with room to grow, especially under the expertise of head coach Brandon Staley, who is a defensive guru.

If I was running the show, Davis would be offered a three-year, $27 million deal.