Atlanta Falcons RB Mike Davis the best free agent signing in years
Atlanta Falcons running back Mike Davis is the free-agent signing we always needed.
I can admit when I am wrong, it is not that difficult to do, and I was wrong about Mike Davis. When the Atlanta Falcons signed him during free agency, I criticized the move at that time based on things he said on Twitter and the fact that his career up to this point has amounted to him being a serviceable backup.
While those things still may be true, only time will tell, Mike Davis is the best free-agent signing in years – even if he is not successful on the field.
Mike Davis is not just an Atlanta Falcons running back
That statement is true of any player in any sport – they are all more than just athletes but what sets Mike apart from everyone else, is that he is Atlanta. He understands the city, the culture and wants to be here.
There has not been a free agent nor a draft pick that has ever been as excited as Mike Davis when it came to signing with the Atlanta Falcons. If you do not, follow him on Twitter, he lives for Atlanta – the city, the Braves, the Hawks, and the community.
Sure, Atlanta Falcons all do community service and do their best to make a difference while they are here but none of them other than Grady Jarrett and Mike Davis understands what their charity truly means to the young kids in the metro area because they were both once young kids in the Metro Atlanta area.
Even as he was in the middle of getting married and getting ready to go on his honeymoon, he is on Twitter trying to figure out when the best time to do a backpack drive to get school supplies out to the kids in Atlanta as they all go back to school in less than three weeks.
Whether or not he rushes for 1,000 yards in 2021 (he will) or leads the NFC South in any statistical categories matters less than what he does off the field. Any production he provides the Falcons on the field in 2021 is just a bonus from a guy that truly wants to play at home in front of the people he cares about.