As Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis recuperates from his third torn ACL, his goal isn’t to get on the field for one game, and it’s not even to play all 16 games. What Davis wants is to play every game, from Week One through the first Sunday in February.
Davis told the Athens Banner-Herald that not only is he confident he’ll fully recover from yet another knee surgery, but he’s also confident that the Panthers are going to be the best team in the NFL this year.
Davis has played in a grand total of nine games over the last three seasons, and it is believed that if he gets back on the field this year he’ll be the first player in NFL history to return after three ACL tears. So playing even one game would be impressive.
Nineteen games, including the Super Bowl? That’s a lot to ask, but Davis sounds confident.
“I see us finishing our season in New Orleans and I don’t mean playing the New Orleans Saints,” Davis said. “I’m looking forward to getting a healthy team back together and everyone gelling. I think that we can make a strong push to the playoffs and possibly to the Super Bowl.”