Bears, Falcons, Titans In Hunt For Danny Trevathan

9:04pm: The Bears are in competition with the Falcons and Titans for Trevathan’s services, multiple sources tell Brad Biggs.

6:50pm: The Falcons have joined the Bears as strong contenders for Trevathan, per Adam Schefter of (Twitter link).

2:33pm: The price tag for Trevathan is expected to be at – or slightly above – $7MM per year, tweets Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

1:06pm: The Bears are making a strong push for linebacker Danny Trevathan, Troy Renck of The Denver Post tweets. Trevathan enjoyed a huge bounce back year for the Broncos after previously dealing with knee injuries.Danny Trevathan (vertical)

Last month, Trevathan said that he was anticipating interest from Chicago. Trevathan and John Fox have history from their time together in Denver, so a reunion with the Bears would make a lot of sense.

Coach Fox is one of the guys that gave me the opportunity to showcase I can fit within the scheme,” Trevathan said in February. “I’m sure it’ll be there, I’m sure we’ll end up talking, but right now my main focus is this game. Whatever happens, happens. This game could make or break my contracts. It’s up to me to make the most of it.

Trevathan was Denver’s leading tackler in 2013, but he registered just 11 tackles across three games for the Broncos in 2014 thanks to a left medial tibial impaction fracture. In 2015, Trevathan has looked like his old self. In 15 regular season contests (all starts), the inside linebacker recorded 109 total tackles, six pass deflections, and two interceptions – one of which led to a defensive touchdown.

A former sixth-round pick, the linebacker earned just $660K in 2015. Needless to say, Trevathan is looking forward to a contract that matches his performance. “We’re going to get paid,” said Trevathan in January. In addition to the Bears and Broncos, the Titans have also been said to have interest in the linebacker.

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6 comments on “Bears, Falcons, Titans In Hunt For Danny Trevathan

  1. Los Calcetines Rojos

    Very excited to see if he signs in Chicago. Could see them going after Iloka and Heyward as well to free up the opportunity to key in on Jack, Smith, Buckner, Ragland, or Hargreaves in the draft. Looking forward to another year of growth!

    • ghostoforsillo

      I agree but I pray they stay away from Smith in the draft.

      • Los Calcetines Rojos

        I do have my worries about him but if they can come away with say trevathan as well as an edge rusher I see no reason why they shouldn’t consider him at 11. I’d prefer Jack at this point in time but I would consider Smith if it makes sense on draft day

  2. TJECK109

    I’m guessing the rules for FA changed with the last CBA because I can’t figure out how teams can negotiate with “pending” FA when they don’t even become a FA till 3pm tomorrow. I can remember the story of the Redskins being camped outside the home of Haynesworth and when the clock struck midnight they were knocking on his door.

    • Brian

      They did change now you can negotiate a contract they just can’t sign it until Wednesday at 4 est

  3. Sam Robinson

    It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see Trevethan earn more than $7MM annually. He’s been a leading tackler on two Super Bowl teams at two different positions. Entering only his age-26 season, he should be a prime candidate to deliver throughout his second contract. $7MM AAV would put him in David Harris/Sean Lee/Mychal Kendricks territory. That sounds about right considering Trevathan’s age and emergence after two severe knee injuries in 2014.

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