NFL Free Agency Primer: Nate Davis

The regular season has come to a close, and most teams have already begun the complicated process of preparing for the 2023 season. In the coming months, we'll be covering the impending free agents most capable of shifting the balance of power in the NFL.

The Player: Nate Davis

In front of every star running back is a solid offensive line. Tennessee Titans guard Nate Davis's arrival on the team as a third-round pick in 2019 coincided with running back Derrick Henry's ascension to the NFL's elite. Henry has averaged a colossal 109.9 rushing yards per game over the past four years, and Davis has started 54 games over that span.

The Fit:

Listed at 6'3" and 316 pounds, Davis isn't especially enormous or fleet of foot, but he is a proven winner in a punishing rushing attack. Teams with a powerful lead back hoping to recreate the Titans' success behind Derrick Henry should take a long look at him. The Pittsburgh Steelers, Baltimore Ravens, and Las Vegas Raiders would all make sense.

The Cost:

Davis doesn't have fame or accolades, but he has been relatively sturdy and reliable, and that merits a long-term deal. Seeing as he doesn't have any Pro Bowls or elite Pro Football Focus grades on his resume, he probably won't approach a top-of-the-market contract. He should be able to land a deal somewhere between Alex Cappa's four-year, $35 million pact with the Cincinnati Bengals and Cody Whitehair's five-year, $51.25 million extension with the Chicago Bears.
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