It’s possible that Trevor Davis could actually contribute as a receiver, but he hasn’t shown that is a going to happen in two seasons.
Eight total catches for 94 yards and a touchdown over that span.
Where Davis has shown some production is in the return game. He’s averaged 22.7 on kick returns and 12.2 on punt returns. Davis has actually been a pretty solid punt returner. Five of more than 20 yards in only 33 returns and a long of 65.
But it’s hard to keep a guy who only returns punts well on an NFL team.
There are exceptions, of course, when it comes to special teams standouts. Jeff Janis. Whatever long snapper there is. Since the actual center can’t long snap.
But Davis will have competition for his return duties this year, it appears.
Ty Montgomery on kickoffs, Jaire Alexander on punts. Quinten Rollins, whose roster spot is about as secure as Davis’ has also thus far been in on punt return duty.
“I think you’ve got to wait until you get into (training) camp,” Zook said. “And we’re actually just putting the returns in and so forth. I think the way you tell if a guy can return or not is when you see him in the live action. Can they make people miss, things like that. … And I’m looking forward to (the battle). I know that’s one of the things coach (Mike McCarthy) wanted, he wants competition. I think at any position, the more competition you have, the better you’re going to be. And I think we’ll have some competition back there.”
Maybe Davis will stick if he can hold down both of the return roles. And yes, those jobs won’t be decided until training camp. However, it appears Davis is going to have to make quite an impression to make the Packers’ roster this year.