Veteran NFL Cornerback Vontae Davis Hangs Up His Cleats at Halftime
Writer: Brett Porter
You’ve heard of athletes retiring after either long, successful careers, or after winning their respective championship, but calling it a career at halftime? Wack. Up until this past Sunday, I’d tell you that was unheard of, but hey, when the time comes, the time comes… even if it’s in the middle of a game. This past Sunday, Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis decided to call it a career at halftime. The Bills decided to take a chance on him after being released by the Indianapolis Colts in the middle of last season.
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Is this indicative of what the Bills’ 2018 campaign will look like? After getting rid of veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor, and deciding to keep Nathan Peterman, (famous for throwing five interceptions in one half of play) there are a lot of questions as to whether not there’s any hope for Buffalo, especially after a massive beating by Baltimore (47-3).
When the Bills had gone into the locker room for halftime, they were down by 22 points, a hole that not even the best teams can come back from. For Davis, it seemed like the best time to hang up the cleats and begin life after football.
Davis’ NFL career spanned nine seasons between three teams, the Miami Dolphins, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Buffalo Bills. He ended his career with 98 pass deflections, 4 forced fumbles, and 22 interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. He also got two consecutive Pro Bowl nods in 2014 and 2015.