Washington Redskins Fred Davis is a young and talented player with great upside and potential. He’s versatile but he has been hampered with issues in his time in the NFL. There are club altercations, missing practice from over sleeping, violating league drug policies and the unfortunate injuries.
But despite all that, Davis told ESPN 980 in Washington, D.C. that his best football is ahead of him.
“I feel I’ve proven a lot, but you know what? I don’t even feel I’ve even played my best football yet, to be honest with you,” Davis said, via Sports Radio Interviews. “One year got cut short [because] of a suspension and one year got cut short [because] of injury. Trust me, I haven’t played my best football yet. So when I say prove my value, I’m not talking about that. As far as that goes, I definitely know that I’m valuable money-wise, but I’m talking about proving it for myself, my value as one of the top tight ends in the league.”
And his motivation? It’s Randy Moss like, a chance to prove all the teams that passed on him that they’re wrong. Davis is playing with a chip on his shoulder.
“Any team that had a chance to get me … and they didn’t, they’re gonna regret it. Because if I play against them I’m gonna be better than the tight end on their team. That’s my goal — to be one of the top tight ends in this league. And I know I can. … I watch film of all the tight ends in the league and I just know my value.”