Last Friday, Terrell Davis ran for the first time since undergoing microfracture surgery in September. The Broncos trainer, Steve Antonopulos, told the Rocky Mountain News that Davis’ run was “real easy,” and that Davis should be able to increase his rehabilitation in a few weeks. Despite the fact that only one player (Fred Lane) has ever recovered from microfracture surgery well enough to play, Davis refuses to retire. Davis is scheduled to make a wholly unrealistic $4.7 million this year. He’ll need to rework his contract if he wants to avoid being released. If Davis were to retire—voiding the rest of his contract—he’d save the team a whopping $9.9 million off this year’s cap. That money could be used to acquire a high-profile free agent, such as Jake Plummer.
At the Super Bowl, Davis spoke openly about his desire to continue playing football, preferably in Denver. We believe that he will renegotiate his contract and stay with the team.
I sure hope he makes it back, be it at Denver or anywhere else for that matter.