11.27.15

Huddle Up: A conversation with Denver Broncos TE Vernon Davis

Davis discusses his trade reaction, the first Broncos player to introduce himself, and his passion for art.

By Melissa Jacobs

On Nov. 2, Vernon Davis got a phone call that instantly changed the trajectory of his season. Davis was traded from the last place San Francisco 49ers to the first place Denver Broncos.

Davis was a successful member of the 49ers for ten years, reaching 13 touchdowns twice, and catching an improbable touchdown deep in the fourth quarter of a thrilling divisional win against the Saints in the 2012 playoffs. The “Vernon Post” play is now etched in San Francisco lore.

Davis’s new career as a Bronco is a blank easel—Denver has a deep TE corps. Though a six catch, 68-yard performance against the Bears last week is promising.

Through his partnership with Old Spice, I caught up this week with Vernon to discuss his instant chemistry with Broncos QB Brock Osweiler, what the future holds for the 49ers and how being an artist keeps him grounded.

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