New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis proved to be one of the most beneficial free agent signings for the Saints this season. In his seventh season in the NFL, Davis led the Saints with 110 tackles and added five sacks, four pass deflections, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery. In the first quarter of the NFC championship game against the Los Angeles Rams, Davis intercepted a pass from quarterback Jared Goff to shift the momentum toward the Saints early in the game. Davis was selected as the Week 4 NFC Defensive Player of the Week and became the only player in the NFL to have 100+ tackles, five sacks, and 10 quarterback hits.
BEST GAME: Davis’ best game came in MetLife Stadium as the Saints stomped the New York Giants 33-18. Davis had two sacks on quarterback Eli Manning, the second time in Davis' career he’s had more than one sack, and accompanied those sacks with 11 tackles.
On Oct. 11, the team captain was accompanied by Saints Owner Gayle Benson as he received the “In Pursuit of Justice Award” from the Bronx Defenders.
“In my eyes, what we do on a football field is very small compared to what’s going on outside the field,” Davis said. “What we provide for people (via football) is a few hours of entertainment."
BEST QUOTE: "You have all these pieces to the puzzle and you hope they all fit and Demario has," safety Kurt Coleman said. "He has done a great job of being a vocal leader and he's done a great job being a production leader and locker room guy and a family man. That's what you need out of your linebacker."
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Best of the Saints in 2018: Top 75 Demario Davis
See the best moments from Saints linebacker Demario Davis throughout the 2018 season.