Long-time San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis landed in Washington this offseason, signing a one-year deal with his hometown team. Davis was born and raised in Washington, D.C., so it's cool to see him get a chance to potentially finish out his career near home.
Of course, Davis's career is seemingly nearing an end as his production has plummeted. The one-time Pro Bowl caliber tight end sputtered the last two seasons, catching a combined 64 passes for 640 yards and two touchdowns. For some tight ends, those numbers are great. For Davis, they are a steep decline from the peak of his career.
Broncos beat writer Mike Klis is reporting that Davis's one year deal is worth $2,381,250, with $1.1 million fully guaranteed. Klis is reporting the deal also includes an additional $2.1 million in incentives. My guess is most of those incentives will be listed as not likely to be earned, which means they would not count against Washington's cap unless he actually earns them.
For comparison, Garrett Celek's 4-year deal includes a $1 million base salary in 2016, with a $2.5 million signing bonus, and a 2016 cap hit of $1,915,625.
It is entirely possible Davis gets back on track and extends his career out a few more years. I am skeptical, but given the turmoil in Santa Clara, and going to Denver in the middle of the season, maybe a full offseason with Kirk Cousins and the Washington offense will get him on track. He could be a pain in the butt at times, but I do wish him the best of luck, and hope he can get back on track back in front of his hometown fans.