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Pros and cons of the LA Chargers signing Michael Davis
Pro: If Michael Davis continues at his pace, this is fantastic value
Michael Davis allowed just a 77.7 passer rating when targeted last season, which was the seventh-best among cornerbacks with at least 500 coverage snaps last season. Not only was the production great, but Davis has the physical traits to continue taking his game to a new level.
Davis’ AAV is only $8.4 milion, which by the time the second or third year rolls around, will be pennies compared to what other cornerbacks are getting. Shaquill Griffin got just under $20 million more than Davis despite being on the same tier as Davis.
Pro: Helps the depleted cornerback room
This was the main reason why the LA Chargers desperately needed to bring back Michael Davis. Prior to Davis re-signing, the only active-worthy corner that the team had on the roster was Chris Harris.
There is still plenty of work to do in the secondary and the Chargers cannot stop at just Davis, but it is a great start.
Con: Only three seasons
The only con I have with this signing is that it was for only three seasons, not four. Davis is entering his age 26 season and the Chargers could have signed him to a four-year deal and still gotten rid of him before he crossed the usually devastating 30-year-old mark.
You know it is a good signing when the only drawback is that it was not for long enough.