Watching Denver play in Super Bowl you could wonder while watching how many of those guys will be Bears next year since head coach John Fox drafted or brought most of those guys into the Denver organization. The stealing from Denver’s roster began this afternoon and they may not be done yet. Middle linebacker Danny Trevathan has signed with the Bears per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Terms have not yet been disclosed but it is believed to be a multi-year deal.
Trevathan was a sixth round pick of the Broncos in the 2012 NFL draft. He started his career on special teams and as a dime linebacker which illustrates his range in coverage, then was promoted to nickel linebacker and eventually a starter for Denver the last few years. Travathan had 109 tackles, two interceptions and a defensive touchdown in 2015. Trevathan is a tackling machine though a bit undersized at 6’1” and 240lbs but is always around the ball. Trevathan had this to say about his former and new coach John Fox.
“Coach Fox is one of the guys that gave me the opportunity to showcase I can fit within the scheme,” he said. “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.”
The hope is now the Bears can continue to add to their roster as offensive line, secondary and defensive line are all still looming issues. There has been some off the cuff rumors of Martellus Bennett being traded to the Jets or Packers but there is nothing to report there at moment, he may just be released.