Entering his third season with the Saints, linebacker Demario Davis is finally getting the league-wide recognition he deserves. The coveted NFL Network Top 100 Players list for 2020 came out earlier this spring, and finally Davis' name was included.
Davis has been in the NFL for 9 seasons and this is the first time he made this prestigious list. He's No. 67 out of 100 players. "I'm not going to take any of that for granted. I'm my biggest critic and my biggest cheerleader," Davis admitted. The list is voted on by NFL players, so it's recognition by his peers.
The Captain of the Saints defense says he believes he was a big acquisition for the team in 2018, after bouncing around the league with the Jets and Browns. Davis is honored to be recognized, but also feels there’s plenty to improve upon. "The goal is always to accomplish more. I feel like I should be higher on the list. I use that as motivation. I will always find motivation to trigger myself to go to another level. I'm grateful to be on the list. I'm going to find ways not to get comfortable," Davis added.
Durability has been a big key to Davis' success in New Orleans. In two seasons he's suited up for every possible contest the Saints played in. He registered over 100 combined tackles in each of his first two years in a Black and Gold uniform. Davis is a trusted leader and the heartbeat of the Saints defense.
I agree with Demario Davis. He should register higher on the NFL’s Top 100 list. You can make the argument that he might be the best free agent acquisition in Saints history not named Drew Brees.