Bears Rumors: Mike Davis Agrees to 2-Year Contract with a Max Value of $7M

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 11, 2019

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 30: Mike Davis #27 of the Seattle Seahawks runs the ball for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field on December 30, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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The Chicago Bears have reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with running back Mike Davis, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. 

The deal is worth $6 million but it could reach $7 million with incentives, per Rapoport.

He showed his emotion Monday on Twitter in response to the new contract:

IG MikeDavisRB @MikeDavisRB

The hard work has finally paid off 🙌🏿 thank you God

A fourth-round pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 2015, Davis spent the past two years with the Seattle Seahawks. He is coming off by far the best season of his career, totaling 514 rushing yards, 214 receiving yards and five total touchdowns.

His 728 yards from scrimmage were more than his first three years in the league combined (542).

Perhaps more important than his overall production was his efficiency. The 26-year-old saw limited opportunities splitting time with breakout star Chris Carson and rookie first-round pick Rashad Penny but still managed to tally 4.6 yards per carry.

With more rushing attempts in a high-powered offense, Davis has a lot of upside.

Meanwhile, Bleacher Report's Matt Camp noted the effect this could have on the rest of the Bears roster:

Matt Camp @TheMattCamp

Mike Davis to the #Bears certainly fuels those Jordan Howard trade rumors.

Running back Jordan Howard has been the source of trade talks over the past week, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Davis can be the same type of early-down back to pair with Tarik Cohen, while he has also shown he can make an impact in the passing game. With just 234 career carries, he also has less mileage on his body than Howard (778 career carries).

Of course, there might be enough carries to go around considering Chicago ranked sixth in the NFL in rushing attempts last season.