In a report by ESPN, details have emerged on what free agent linebacker Demario Davis is seeking in order to return to the New York Jets. In the grand scheme of things, he deserves it.
Last season with the New York Jets, Demario Davis exceeded expectations. He ended the year with 97 tackles, five sacks, and started in every game for the Jets at linebacker. At the end of the day, it was his best season yet and even though he turned 29-years-old this past January, Davis still has some good football years ahead of him.
Davis is set to hit free agency unless the Jets are able to re-sign him since they’ll be a few teams interested in his services. Coming off the best year of his entire career, it makes sense that Davis would seek more money due to everything he brings to the table and honestly, it would be a smart move by the Jets to give him what he’s seeking.
Besides his impact on the gridiron, his leadership and ability to be a leader among men is something that’s worth the extra money. The Jets have a plethora of cap space to work with this offseason and Davis is one of those guys that deserves to get a raise and well, assurance that he’ll be able to contribute to the Jets for at least the next two or three years.
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In an article written by Rich Cimini of ESPN, he confirmed some new details according to sources about what kind of contract Davis and his agent are looking for. Here are the latest details as per Cimini in his article:
Demario Davis, a pending free agent, is seeking $8-10 million a year, according to sources, and there’s no way he’ll get that much from the Jets.
Yes, it’s a lot more money than what the Jets expected to dish out, but again, Davis is worth it. He did everything that was asked of him last season and then some. He was one of the brighter spots on another 5-11 losing season and players like him deserve a bit more money since he never called it in and gave 110 percent in every aspect of the game.
Hopefully, a deal can be reached sooner than later since if Davis hits free agency, he’ll undoubtedly land on a new team that is willing to give him what he’s asking for based on everything he accompolished last season. Davis is a player on the rise and will continue being a dominant linebacker while also helping those around him hone their craft. The Jets would be wise to bring a player of his caliber back to continue what he started upon his return to the franchise last year.