Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis is a superbly athletic player. However, injuries have always slowed him down, including last year after his Achilles tendon ruptured and his future with the team was in doubt.
Davis even almost signed with the Buffalo Bills this past offseason, but he decided to stay put in the Nation’s Capital for at least one more year. Davis is betting on himself to have a huge 2013 after signing a one-year, $2.5 million contract in the hopes of cashing in huge for 2014.
Davis has yet to play in a full season, and despite going into his sixth season in the league, he has all the abilities in the world to become an elite-level tight end. He creates mismatches with his athleticism as safeties aren’t even close to his size, and linebackers that are his size can’t match his speed.
With a guy like Davis going over the middle, he frees up wide receivers Pierre Garcon and Leonard Hankerson to warrant only single coverage down the field.
Davis is an underrated run blocker who should return to form in 2013, and will help Alfred Morris achieve even more greatness than he did last year, which is saying a lot. Also, a healthy Davis will yield huge dividends with the returning Robert Griffin III in both the run and the pass games.
With Fred Davis returning from a serious injury, he is hungry to make the most of a now-winning Redskins franchise in 2013.