The Jacksonville Sharks have announced that they have signed defensive back Eddie Davis III. He spent the 2017 season, the National Arena League’s first, with the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks. Despite playing only four games, he recorded 14 tackles and an outstanding seven interceptions.
Davis now joins a Sharks team that relied on their defense to help them win the National Arena League title over the Jacksonville Sharks. After losing Marvin Ross to the Canadian Football League (CFL), the Sharks defense didn’t play as dominant. They found themselves winning much closer games and eventually losing their first game in the regular season finale.
Ross has since returned to the team. Should he make another move, however, at least they will have another star in Davis who has shown he knows how to read the quarterback’s eyes.
His top performance in 2017 was against the High Country Grizzlies. He recorded three interceptions in a blowout win.
The Sharks are the defending NAL champions. They defeated the Columbus Lions in the inaugural NAL title game back in July 10.
Davis is a big addition to this defense, but they aren’t the favorite to win the title in 2018. Columbus and Lehigh Valley continue to add talent to their teams, plus there are several new expansion teams on the way.