Despite never stepping on the field, Davis inspired plenty of buzz thanks to his powerful arm and his reportedly porous work habits. His flashes of brilliance during a preseason game against Minnesota on Aug. 22 inspired this from NBC’s Cris Collinsworth, “I don’t know what else you have to see out of Nate Davis. This young man … his feet are quick. His release is quick. He’s seeing the field. He’s not hesitating, and he’s got a rocket.”
As the 49ers begin checking off the must-have items on their list – general manager, head coach and, finally, quarterback – it will be interesting to see what becomes of Nate Davis under a different regime.