Today in Patriots History
Happy 43rd birthday to Rohan Davey
Born April 14, 1978 in Clarendon, Jamaica
Patriot QB, 2002-2004; uniform #6
Pats 4th round (117th overall) selection of the 2002 draft, from LSU
Perhaps Tom Brady saw the Pats utilizing that early of a draft pick on a quarterback as a slight after he had just won the Super Bowl, and used that to fuel extra incentive and motivation for the rest of his career.
The Pats actually moved up in the draft to grab Davey, trading their 4th (131st overall) and 5th (144th) to Denver for the Broncos 117th overall draft pick. Davey appeared in garbage time in just seven games over three seasons with the Patriots, completing 8 out of 19 passes for 88 yards and no touchdowns.
In 2004 Davey did have a record setting season - while on loan to the Berlin Thunder in NFL Europe, winning the World Bowl and being named Player of the Year. However, Doug Flutie beat Davey for the backup QB position in 2005, and Matt Cassel was considered to be the better prospect as the third stringer after outperforming Davey in training camp and preseason games. The Pats released Davey on August 29, 2005.
A month later Arizona signed Davey to be their third string QB, and he remained on the Cardinal roster throughout the '05 season. The Cardinals cut Davey at the end of the 2006 training camp, ending his NFL career. He later played in the Arena Football League, where he was able to show off his two Super Bowl rings.
11/9/2015: Q&A with Rohan Davey: Former LSU QB recalls Arkansas breakout game | nola.com
These days, Davey lives in Baton Rouge, follows the (LSU) Tigers and dabbles in different ventures. We works for Quality Concrete Company, but also has a catering business on the side that specializes in Jamaican food, he trains quarterbacks ages 8-18 and does a little coaching. He has three children: an 18-year-old daughter, Jasmine, a student at Florida A&M; a 12-year-old son, Micah, and a 10-year-old daughter, Rhaia, in grade school in Baton Rouge.