LB Davis announces retirement following 2018 season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. >> Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis says the 2018 season will be his last.
Davis, 34, the team’s first-round pick in 2005, confirmed his decision during an appearance on NFL Network on Friday. While the Panthers didn’t make an official announcement, the team posted a picture of Davis on its Twitter page with the word “Respect.”
Davis said he made his decision when the team signed him to a contract extension through 2018. He said he had been seeking an extension through 2019.
“For me, it was a no-brainer,” Davis said. “Like, ‘This is how long they want me here for.’ This is how much time I have to dedicate to this organization to try to win a Super Bowl, and that’s my mind-set.”