Jones’ source added that Davis could still secure a multi-year contract, despite suffering a ruptured his Achilles tendon back in Week 7 of 2012.
Jones mentions that Washington could always franchise Davis for the second straight year and force him to play out another one-year deal before giving him a multi-year contract.
This move would require a 20 percent raise, which according to Jones, “might not actually be much more — or could be equal to — the first-year salary on a multi-year deal.”
Davis obviously represents Washington’s best option at tight end, so it makes sense that they would consider all of their available options to keep him from departing during free agency. Should they lose him, there are decent options available that don’t come with the same injury concerns as Davis.
We have Davis currently listed as our No. 50 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents List