After initial reports that he was expected to sign elsewhere, the Chargers expected to re-sign cornerback Michael Davis to a new three-year deal with $15 million guaranteed. After the team just recently released veteran Casey Hayward over the week, the Bolts are attempting to keep their talented youth in house.
Davis was originally signed as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 draft out of Brigham Young University. After earning the first nine starts of his career during the 2018 season, Davis has gone on to start 26 of the past 28 games he has played in with the Chargers. This past season, Davis led the Bolts with three interceptions, including a huge pick-six against Tom Brady and the Bucs in Week 4. He also finished with a career-high 64 total tackles and two tackles-for-loss.
Davis will pair with veteran Chris Harris and potentially another free agent or draft pick to lead a cornerback group that’s looking to get younger and more dynamic heading into the 2021 season under new head coach Brandon Staley.
(We’ll update this post as soon as the contract details are reported.)