Saints Roster: Realistic expectations for Demario Davis in 2022

Leigh Oleszczak
New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Demario Davis (56) - Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook -USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Demario Davis (56) - Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook -USA TODAY Sports /
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For years, Demario Davis has been one of the best players on the New Orleans Saints roster. Should fans expect that to continue as he enters his fifth year with the black and gold? 

One of the best free-agent signings in New Orleans Saints history has to be linebacker Demario Davis. NOLA signed Davis in 2018 and he’s gone on to become one of their best players since joining the good guys four years ago.

Davis brings an intensity to the linebacker position that is desperately needed in today’s game and he’s only missed one game in the four seasons he’s spent with the Saints. That one missed game came last year in the Monday Night Football debacle where the majority of the starters were out due to testing positive for COVID-19.

Other than that game, Davis has remained healthy and is always good for 100+ tackles every year. In fact, the last time he didn’t record 100 tackles during the regular season was in 2016 when he was a member of the Browns, and even then, he had 99 tackles.

Saints Roster: What should fans expect from Demario Davis?

When it comes to players on the Saints roster and who we should expect to stay at the top of their game, Demario Davis is at the top of that list and for good reason.

As mentioned above, the guy has had at least 100 tackles every year for the past five years and has shown zero signs of slowing down. There’s a reason the guy is signed through the 2025 season despite entering his age-33 season and it’s that he’s shown he can still play at a high level.

With Pete Werner entering the second year of his career and showing he could be a nice compliment to Davis, it’s not wild to think that Davis could put together the best year of his career since he won’t be the only talented linebacker on the roster.

Somehow Davis has only been named All-Pro once in his career and has yet to make the Pro Bowl but hopefully, that changes this year. Saints fans should expect for him to ball out once again because that’s all he’s done since arriving in the Big Easy in 2018.

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