It was this last year, 2015, that his numbers dropped off significantly. Averaging only 2.0 yards per carry on 28 attempts and one score, Davis lost the job.
According to overthecap.com Davis is set to make a base guaranteed salary of $675,000 with bonuses and a cap hit of $826,504. If the Chiefs were to cut him it would leave $126,504 in dead money but free up $700,000 for the cap. The Chiefs are looking decent on the cap number as it stand right now with the franchise tag on safety Eric Berry at a little over $22.6 million.
So cutting Davis for almost three quarters of a million would not make a lot of sense for Dorsey. It is not a big enough number to really make an impact, and if a long-term deal with Berry is reached that cap space would increase. A trade for Davis might only net a late-round selection for a team in need of a running back/return man so there might be a little value in that as well.
Bottom line: the Chiefs are in a pickle when it comes to Davis. If Charles comes back healthy it might be safe to assume both West and Ware would be ahead of Davis in the depth chart. His real value comes in the form of the return game. However when De’Anthony Thomas comes back that job might be up for grabs as well.
There is potential in Davis and the Chiefs should try to keep him on the roster and he could perhaps be a situational player and a return man. But if the Chiefs were to get value for Davis, it would also make sense that Davis would move onto to another team.
There you have it, Addicts. Do you think Davis stays with Kansas City at least one more year? Or does he move on? Let us know what you think in the comments.
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