He certainly had quite the run.

It was a fantastic season for the Carolina Panthers, on the ​defensive side of the ball that is. ​With guys like Thomas Davis leading the charge, it's no wonder they had a great year, even if there was some ​controversy along the way. 

Today, Davis told the media he'll be retiring after the 2018 season. 

It's important to take every report like this with a grain of salt. You never know when someone will pull a Brett Favre and back out of retirement. Davis isn't bound to this decision. 

Still, the 34 year old has had a fantastic career, and he's bound to be honored by the Panthers for a long time. While he certainly isn't a Hall of Famer, he deserves recognition for being a huge piece of the franchise for a long time. 

He'll hang them up with nothing to prove.