Disclaimer: I am not going to suggest bringing him back or anything crazy like that.
I've been a fan of Nate Davis since the day we drafted him. I'm one of the guys who proclaimed him to be our future. I still think if he had come in here with Harbaugh instead of Singletary he could have been a star. As we know, Singletary is a terrible judge of QB skill, and even worse at managing QBs and putting them in a position to succeed. I think Nate got a rotten deal and his confidence got destroyed. Heck, even our own players were saying we should play him.
Anyway, I've been Googling him every so often since we cut him to see if he caught on anywhere. Sadly, he didn't. I don't think he lasted long enough with any team to really show them his best. He's one of those guys that just goes out and wins games. Might not be the best in practice, but he has QB skills naturally that guys like Alex Smith only dream of.
All that is to say, I Googled him just now and I was really happy to see that he's found some success. Granted, it's with a tiny arena league, but it still gives me the warm fuzzies. He just had too much talent to spend his life working at McDonalds. (As far as the level of arena play, it's worth mentioning that Terrell Owens couldn't cut it in arena football.) Anyway, Nate got signed by a team that was 2-3 and had the worst offense in the league. He came in and took them all the way the title game and won it. In the title game he threw for 7 touchdowns and ran for another.
Here's hoping this builds positive momentum for him. He has the natural talent to start in the NFL (especially over guys like Tavaris Jackson). Who knows, is it possible that he could work his way back up the ladder all the way back into the NFL? Personally I think he has the talent to make it happen, but only time will tell if he has the work ethic and mental skills.
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