Maybe drinking all those smoothies is helping Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis defy NFL standards for speed and durability at age 34. Davis, who owns five Jamba Juice franchises in California, is planning to open six new locations in Northern Virginia, according to a news release.
Washington Business Journal reported in June that Davis, a homegrown talent who starred at Dunbar High School in D.C. and the University of Maryland, has partnered with Atlanta Falcons receiver — and supposed Big Ten rival from Rutgers —Mohamed Sanu in the endeavor. The latest release states that Davis and Sanu have not secured specific sites but are scouting locations in Fairfax County as well as Loudoun County, where the Redskins keep their training facility.
Davis first bought into the company in Northern California, where he began his NFL career as a first-round draft pick of the San Francisco 49ers. The chain reportedly has proven to be a low-risk investment because of the small space required, low labor demands and low overhead for a main ingredient — frozen fruit — that rarely spoils.
If he opens more stores, Davis could offer a job to his 30-year-old brother, Vontae, the former Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts, and Buffalo Bills cornerback who abruptly retired during halftime of a loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in September.