Jesse Davis will start his 17th game of the season for the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. 17th!!! That may not matter to some people, but for me, that is one of the most fascinating stats of the season.
Davis, who has spent his career with Miami, will be making his 73 career start on the Dolphins offensive line this Sunday. It will be his 80th career game with Miami, too, in which he has played a snap.
That is mind-blowing. Absolutely mind-blowing.
Let’s start by saying this, Davis is a great leader and teammate. There is no way he sticks around for five seasons on the Dolphins if he doesn’t have that off-field presence.
Davis has been a bottom-tier offensive lineman his entire career, but he’s clearly been a top-tier locker room guy.
Davis was voted a team captain this season, and Flores has raved about his leadership too. We can harp about his play all we want, but Davis should get some respect for the respect he has earned inside the Dolphins locker room.
Now, as a football player, Davis should never start another game for the Miami Dolphins. It just doesn’t work, and Davis may work hard and try hard, but he should not be a starting tackle in the NFL.