ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos secured a key piece of their defense Wednesday when they agreed to terms with inside linebacker Todd Davis on a new three-year deal.
Davis started 14 games for Denver in 2017 and was a key piece of a much-improved run defense that ranked first in the league in yards allowed per attempt.
The 25-year-old linebacker, who is ranked among Pro Football Focus' best at stopping the run, took over as a full-time starter alongside Brandon Marshall in 2016.
President of Football Operations/General Manager John Elway said at the 2018 NFL Combine he hoped to bring Davis back to Denver, but he said the team expected Davis to test the free-agent market.
Instead, Elway and the Broncos were able to finalize a deal with Davis soon after the start of free agency.
Davis joined the Broncos in 2014 after Denver claimed him off waivers from the New Orleans Saints. He entered the league earlier that year as an undrafted free agent out of Sacramento State.