In his lone season with the Falcons, the former South Carolina standout had 503 yards and three touchdowns.
The Falcons saw him as their primary option from the backfield, but he was clearly overtaken by Cordarrelle Patterson.
Even if his stint in Atlanta was short, Davis has the utmost appreciation for the team and the city.
I appreciate everything the falcons did for me. I was able to play for my hometown and impact my community. I appreciate the fans and my family.
— IG MikeDavisRB (@MikeDavisRB) May 2, 2022
He tweeted, “I appreciate everything the falcons did for me. I was able to play for my hometown and impact my community. I appreciate the fans and my family.”
Davis was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth round of the 2015 draft.
He spent two seasons in California before joining the Seattle Seahawks.
After his stint in Washington, he played one year for the Chicago Bears.
Then, the Carolina Panthers claimed him off waivers in 2019.
Davis stayed there for two seasons before his hometown team brought him in on a two-year, $5.5 million contract.
Releasing him saved the Falcons $2.5 million in cap space.
The Falcons Upgrade Their Offense
Atlanta drafted USC wide receiver Drake London with the eighth overall pick in the 2022 draft.
He and Kyle Pitts should be the top targets in the passing game.
Then, the Falcons filled Davis’ spot by selecting running back Tyler Allgeier in the fifth round.
Offensive coordinator Dave Ragone will help shape up this crew to become a competitive unit.
But even with these additions, they are still miles away from the division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints.