Following earlier reports from Vaughn McClure that the Atlanta Falcons were on the cusp of extending Tyeler Davison to a three-year contract, the extension was made official today.
Tyeler Davison's 3-year extension with the Falcons is worth $12 million with $4.5 guaranteed I'm told . He made $895,000 on a one-year contract with the team last year after coming over from New Orleans. https://t.co/n5g07KoPQw— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) March 15, 2020
After spending the first four years of his career in New Orleans as a run stuffing specialist, Davison signed a one-year contract with Atlanta last offseason.
The former fifth round draft selection out of Fresno State started 12 games for the Falcons in 2019, and he played in all 16. He recorded 55 combined tackles, four tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, and was one of just nine Falcons in 2019 to record a sack.
Out of players who played in at least 10 games last season, Davison ranked as the fourth-best defensive player for the Falcons according to Pro Football Focus, as well as the second-best run defender behind only Grady Jarrett. Davison registered a 67.5 total defensive grade and a 68.8 run defense grade according to PFF.
Davison registered 10 QB hurries which was the sixth-most among Falcons defensive players, and 22 run stops which ranked fifth.
Davison was a great depth piece for the Falcons’ defensive line in 2019, and he figures to continue to serve in that same role for years to come.