What is the best possible outcome for Titus Davis and what is his worst scenario?
As we get ready for the 2017 Bears season, it is a good time to look at the ceiling and floor of every player currently on the Bears roster. Of course, career ending injury is the absolute floor, but we will try to keep it to an on the field scenario. Also, this is the most reasonable ceiling to be set, Mitchell Trubisky is not going to be Super Bowl MVP, MVP and Rookie of the Year this season. With that all said, this edition will look at wide receiver Titus Davis.
Davis shows up motivated. There is no doubt that he came to training camp ready to win a roster spot. He is clearly in the best shape of his life. He slowly moves up the depth chart with work ethic over players such as Deonte Thompson and Tanner Gentry. Davis has one big preseason game and some talk starts to emerge about whether or not he can push for a roster spot. He ends up on the practice squad for most of the season, but as the year goes on he gets called up. It just so happens to be at the same time as Mitchell Trubisky entering the starting lineup, and the two have some report practicing together. Davis finishes with less than 20 catches on the season, but the Bears immediately re-sign him for the 2018 season.
Davis does not look motivated. This is a player who has bounced around to four other teams and that includes three teams in one season. In 2016, he informed the New York Jets that he planned to retire. That is the effort he brought into Bears camp, and he hardly sees the field in the preseason. Davis never makes an impact and is not heard from in the NFL afterward.