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Washington commanders CB Michael Davis ‘honored’ with ‘great opportunity’

The Washington Commanders have had a very active offseason adding talent to every position group on the roster.

One of those new faces, cornerback Michael Davis, comes to the Commanders after playing his first seven NFL seasons for the Los Angeles Chargers.

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“Honestly, just the opportunity,” Davis told Bryan Colbert about the team’s Command Center program when asked why he chose Washington in free agency. “I mean, everything is up to God. So I know God put me in this for a reason and I think it was my time to leave Cali. It was my time to be on the East Coast, to be here for you at the commanders. So I mean, it’s just a great opportunity for me to be here.”

That opportunity comes with the expectation that he will be able to put forward the league’s second-worst passing defense in yards per pass, and the worst in several other metrics.

Working with new head coach Dan Quinn, everyone is excited about winning football in the DMV, and it all started with the hiring of the new leader of the roster.

December 14, 2023;  Paradise, Nevada, USA;  Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Michael Davis (43) warms up before the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium.  Mandatory credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

December 14, 2023; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Michael Davis (43) warms up before the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports / Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

“It was my time to be on the East Coast, to be here for you with the commanders. So I mean, it was just a great opportunity for me to be here.”

Michael Davis, Commanders CB

“He’s a stud,” Davis said of Quinn. “He’s a leader. He’s what you want in a head coach. He’s super energetic, all that rah-rah stuff. But he’s genuine. You don’t want a leader who’s fake. And I think with ‘DQ’ he’s a real dog, so I’m honored to be part of his team.

Davis isn’t the only former Chargers player coming to Washington. Running back Austin Ekeler also transferred from Los Angeles.

Like his players, Coach Quinn didn’t leave the Dallas Cowboys just to join the Commanders.

“I’m excited to get to work with (defensive coordinator) Joe Whitt Jr. because I know he can develop, he develops cornerbacks and I know that,” Davis said. “It’s been eight years now, but I still know I have an extra level to go. And I know that with Joe Witt he can tap into that potential for me. He can help me tap into that potential, so I know that I can take my game to the next level.”

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