A request on social media platform Twitter from former Carolina Panthers running back Mike Davis drew a hilarious response.
There are times when Twitter is a fabulous place. The good far outweighs the bad when it comes to social media and another fine example of this was a tweet from former Carolina Panthers running back Mike Davis that brought a fabulous response from the NFL community.
The veteran performed extremely well in Christian McCaffrey’s absence in 2020. This resulted in the player gaining more than 1,000 yards from scrimmage and the Atlanta Falcons saw enough in the back to hand him a two-year, $5.5 million contract with a $1.5 million signing bonus and $3.5 million guaranteed in free agency to prise him from their NFC South rival.
Who takes over the primary backup slot behind McCaffrey in 2021 remains to be seen.
However, a message from Davis wanting a photoshop of him in a Falcons uniform saw many replies – some incredibly more creative than others.
Carolina Panthers Twitter comes up with the goods once again.
Now, for those who may not know, Davis wore No. 28 in Carolina. Of course, this number is synonymous with Atlanta following their Super Bowl collapse against the New England Patriots, where they held a 28-3 lead before capitulating in the second half to eventually lose the game 34-28.
As expected, this was put to good use for some light-hearted trolling from Carolina’s loyal fanbase and others across the league. For those who haven’t yet seen it, the replies are well worth five minutes of your time and even had Davis himself howling with laughter judging by his response.
This is the nature of the beast. There are so many photoshop-related apps around these days it didn’t take long for this tweet to gain some substantial – and funny – momentum, which is what social media was invented for in the first place.
Joining a divisional rival didn’t exactly sit well with those who cheered him on in Carolina last season. But at the end of the day, Davis more than warranted the deal he got elsewhere and this was arguably his best chance of gaining some long-term security at this stage of his career.
The Panthers haven’t done much to address a possible replacement, which might come via the 2021 NFL Draft despite some prominent veteran players still available on the free-agent market. McCaffrey appears fit and ready to go ahead of OTAs and training camp, but the coaching staff knows a reliable No. 2 is needed in the even their face of the franchise is forced to miss any more time.
Perhaps Rodney Smith, Reggie Bonnafon, or Trenton Cannon are capable of combining forces to provide assistance, although the jury is still well and truly out in that regard.
As for Davis, he should lock up the top spot on the depth chart for a team that could take their explosive offense to even greater heights if they decide to pull the trigger and select Kyle Pitts at No. 4 overall in the draft.
The running back probably got more than he bargained for when he made this request, which made it all the more hilarious.
Never change, Twitter.