6'3'' / 209 lbs
The Jets officially placed Davis on the reserve/retired list Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Per Rich Cimini of ESPN, Davis -- who had been excused from team activities for the last 10 days -- announced Wednesday that he planned to step away from football. With the 28-year-old's retirement having been noted on the NFL's official transaction log, the Jets will move on with a wide receiver corps that is in line to feature Garrett Wilson, Allen Lazard, Mecole Hardman and Randall Cobb.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
|1 BAL||Outdoor 69°||13.7||28th||2.28||6.5||44.5||10||6||77||0||12.8||12||1||14%||4||0||0||18%||14%||0%||86%|
|2 @CLE||Outdoor 79°||16.3||21st||8.15||6.5||38.5||4||2||83||1||41.5||29||13||0%||2||1||1||9%||26%||0%||75%|
|3 CIN||Outdoor 67°||4.7||75th||2.35||6.5||45.5||5||2||27||0||13.5||13||1||0%||1||1||0||10%||13%||3%||84%|
|4 @PIT||Outdoor 57°||18.4||15th||3.68||3.0||41.5||6||5||74||1||14.8||12||3||0%||4||1||0||18%||29%||2%||69%|
|5 MIA||Outdoor 57°||5.8||73rd||2.90||3.0||44.5||4||2||38||0||19.0||16||3||0%||2||1||0||19%||18%||2%||80%|
|6 @GB||Outdoor 49°||7.2||48th||3.60||8.0||45.5||4||2||52||0||26.0||23||3||0%||2||1||0||24%||26%||4%||70%|
|7 @DEN||Outdoor 63°||0.0||128th||0.00||-2.5||39.5||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0%||0||0||0||4%||23%||0%||77%|
|12 CHI||Outdoor 50°||1.9||102nd||1.90||-7.5||39.5||3||1||9||0||9.0||6||3||0%||0||0||0||11%||12%||0%||88%|
|13 @MIN||Dome 37°||13.5||27th||2.70||3.0||45.5||10||5||85||0||17.0||10||7||0%||3||2||0||18%||16%||1%||83%|
|14 @BUF||Outdoor 36°||2.5||81st||2.50||10.0||44.5||1||1||15||0||15.0||15||0||0%||1||0||0||2%||22%||0%||78%|
|16 JAC||Outdoor 43°||3.4||82nd||1.70||-2.5||38.5||7||2||14||0||7.0||7||1||33%||0||0||0||23%||16%||2%||83%|
|17 @SEA||Outdoor 45°||7.5||40th||2.50||-1.5||42.5||6||3||45||0||15.0||15||0||0%||3||0||0||13%||12%||3%||85%|
|18 @MIA||Outdoor 75°||2.7||88th||2.70||3.5||38.5||3||1||17||0||17.0||5||12||0%||1||0||0||9%||19%||5%||76%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
Davis announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
In a statement posted on Instagram by Davis, the wideout relayed his intentions to step away from the sport of football. The 28-year-old entered the league with the Titans in 2017, who chose him fifth overall in that year's draft. With Davis no longer in the mix, the Jets wide receiver corps is now in line to be led by Garrett Wilson, Allen Lazard, Mecole Hardman and Randall Cobb.
Davis didn't practice Tuesday due to a personal matter, John Pullano of the Jets' official site reports.
Per Rich Cimini of ESPN.com, while coach Robert Saleh didn't comment Wednesday on Davis' availability for Week 1, he did note that the wideout can take "however long he needs" before returning to the team. As long as Davis is sidelined, the Jets' top available WR options will be Garrett Wilson, Allen Lazard and Mecole Hardman.
Davis is suited up for Saturday's preseason contest against the Panthers, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
Davis didn't play in the Jets' first exhibition, but it looks like he'll get a taste of game action Saturday, along with Allen Lazard and Mecole Hardman. However, the Jets will be without Aaron Rodgers, Garrett Wilson, Randall Cobb and Breece Hall (knee), so Davis should be a top target for Zach Wilson versus Carolina.
Jets coach Robert Saleh said Friday that Davis "will be on this team" in 2023, Zack Rosenblatt of The Athletic reports.
Between a busy offseason for the Jets and Davis' non-guaranteed $10.5 million base salary, the 28-year-old wideout has been oft-mentioned as a potential cap casualty. The Jets traded WR Elijah Moore to Cleveland in late March, but only after signing Allen Lazard and Mecole Hardman, and they later added Randall Cobb to give QB Aaron Rodgers another one of his former receivers from Green Bay. Saleh pointed to Davis' blocking and "big boy catches" as reasons he'd stay with the Jets, but it still won't be much of a surprise if the front office has other ideas. Davis has played 22 of a possible 34 games since joining the Jets, catching 66 of 123 targets (53.7 percent) for 1,028 yards (15.6 YPR, 8.4 YPT) and six touchdowns. The rate numbers aren't bad considering the lousy QB play he's dealt with, but $10.5 million is a lot to pay for a receiver who isn't even guaranteed a full-time role.
Davis caught one of three targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 11-6 loss to the Dolphins. He finished the season with 32 catches on 64 targets for 536 yards and two touchdowns.
Davis needed just nine games to rack up 34 catches for 492 yards and four touchdowns in 2021. He played four more games in the 2022 campaign but had two fewer catches and two fewer touchdowns while totaling only 44 more yards. Rookie first-round pick Garrett Wilson emerged as the go-to option in the Jets' passing game, and the team's poor quarterback play didn't leave room for another receiver to produce consistently. Davis -- who turns 28 on Jan. 11 -- has one more year left on his contract but no guaranteed money.
Davis caught three of six targets for 45 yards in Sunday's 23-6 loss to the Seahawks.
The Jets' entire offense struggled, and despite his weak numbers Davis wound up leading the entire WR group in yards, although tight end Tyler Conklin was the team's leading receiver overall. Davis has topped 50 yards just once in his last five games, and the team's unsettled quarterback situation will limit his upside in Week 18 against the Dolphins.