DavidGreen
Posted by DavidGreen
Mar 16, 2020

Introduction

On Friday, March 13th, 2020 the Chicago Bears and veteran starting middle linebacker, Danny Trevathan, came to terms on a three year contract extension. The Youngstown, Ohio native is now under contract with the Chicago Bears through the 2022 – 2023 NFL season.

The former Super Bowl 50 champion with the Denver Broncos is now a leading force on the aggressive forefront of the Chicago Bears defensive unit. Trevathan originally signed with the Chicago Bears during free agency in the 2016 NFL offseason, and while healthy he has been a solid field soldier for the “Monsters of the Midway”. He is well known around the Bears facility as an exceptional and inspiring leader as well.

The Chicago Bears Core Linebacking Squad

One piece of the defense the Chicago Bears have always been known for is their amazing and talented linebackers. From all time greats in the National Football League such as Mike Singletary, Dick Butkus, Brian Urlacher, and Bronko Nagurski to their current roster of solid linebackers like Khalil Mack, Roquan Smith, Leonard Floyd, and Nick Kwiatkoski.

Kwiatkoski may not be around for the Chicago Bears this upcoming 2020 – 2021 NFL season as he is currently a free agent during this offseason. Although Kwiatkoski was mostly utilized by the Chicago Bears as a back up middle linebacker and special teams stand out, the 26 year old made a name for himself while filling in for injured Bears over the last couple years.

For example, last season when Trevathan missed 7 games due to a nasty elbow injury he suffered against the Detroit Lions in week 10 Kwiatkoski filled in seamlessly. With free agency beginning this week sources are revealing that Kwiatkoski will be generating high levels of interest from other organizations besides the Chicago Bears.

Other Possible Offseason Moves for the Chicago Bears

Rumors have circulated that the Chicago Bears are focusing on signing a veteran quarterback to compete with Mitchell Trubisky for the starting on field signal caller for Da Bears offense as well as help Trubisky develop more at his craft. Possibilities for that role include Marcus Mariota, Ryan Tannehill, Philip Rivers, Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater, Taysom Hill, and of course the elusive Tom Brady.

The Chicago Bears generally select decent defensive players in the NFL draft so hopefully they continue to build the defensive pipeline with talented young soon to be rookies. Another area of focus either in the 2020 NFL draft or through free agency should be thinking about picking up a solid tight end or even another wide receiver. The better the Chicago Bears surround their quarterback with offensive weapons the chances of them putting up more points greatly increases, and the offensive production was a weak spot for Da Bears last season.

It would be wise for the Bears to take a look at some of those former National Champion LSU Tigers. Possibly some players out of University of Alabama who play out of nice pro style systems. The Chicago Bears appeared to be one or two good players away from being a major contender in the NFC North as well as the entire NFC.

Chicago Bears' 2020 Offseason Free Agents

Player’s Name Position Number Current Team
Prince Amukamara CB 31 CHI
Taylor Gabriel WR 29 CHI
Chase Daniel QB 33 CHI
HaHa Clinton-Dix FS 27 CHI
​Sherrick McManis S 32 CHI
Aaron Lynch OLB 27 CHI
​Bradley Sowell TE 31 CHI
​Ted Larsen G 33 CHI
​Nick Williams DT 30 CHI
​Cornelius Lucas LT 29 CHI
​Patrick Scales  LS 32 CHI
​Kevin Pierre-Louis OLB 26 CHI
​Brent Urban  DE 29 CHI
​T.J. Clemmings RT 28 CHI
DeAndre Houston-Carson S 27 CHI
​Nick Kwiatkoski ILB 27 CHI
Deon Bush S 27 CHI
Isaiah Irving OLB 26 CHI
​Rashaad Coward RT 25 CHI
J.P. Holtz TE 27 CHI

      

Trevathan's Career Regular Season Defensive Statistics

          Games   Def Interceptions         Fumbles           Tackles          
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Comb Solo Ast TFL QBHits AV
2012 22 DEN   59 16 0 0 0 0 0 2           1 33 22 11 1 1 2
2013 23 DEN LB 59 16 16 3 29 0 29 10 3 1 1 0 0 2 129 88 41 7 5 9
2014 24 DEN lb 59 3 1                     0 11 9 2 0 0 1
2015 25 DEN LB 59 15 15 2 39 1 25 6           0 109 73 36 3 2 9
2016 26 CHI LB 59 9 8 0 0 0 0 4           1 66 49 17 1 1 4
2017 27 CHI LB 59 12 12 1 8 0 8 5 1 0 1 0 0 2 89 60 29 4 5 7
2018 28 CHI LB/lilb 59 16 16 2 12 0 12 6 1 0 1 0 0 2 102 76 26 8 4 10
2019 29 CHI LB 59 9 9 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 70 50 20 2 4 5
Career         96 77 8 88 1 29 34 6 1 3 0 0 9 609 427 182 26 22 47
4 yrs   CHI     46 45 3 20 0 12 16 3 0 2 0 0 6 327 235 92 15 14 26
4 yrs   DEN     50 32 5 68 1 29 18 3 1 1 0 0 3 282 192 90 11 8 21

Career Regular Season Advanced Defensive Statistics

          Games   Pass Coverage                       Pass Rush         Tackles    
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Int Tgt Cmp Cmp% Yds Yds/Cmp Yds/Tgt TD Rat DADOT Air YAC Bltz Hrry QBKD Sk Prss Comb MTkl MTkl%
2018 28 CHI LB/lilb 59 16 16 2 64 42 65.60% 389 9.3 6.1 5 95.1 5.3 128 261 54 4 3 2 9 102 10 8.90%
2019 29 CHI LB 59 9 9 0 32 28 87.50% 280 10 8.8 1 113.5 2.6 61 219 34 1 3 1 5 70 3 4.10%

Career Playoff Defensive Statistics

        Games   Def Interceptions         Fumbles           Tackles        
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Comb Solo Ast TFL QBHits
2012 22 DEN WLB 1 0                     0   1 0 0 0
2013 23 DEN WLB 3 3                     0   18 6 1 0
2015 25 DEN ILB 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0   16 6 1 0
2018 28 CHI ILB 1 1                     0   6 0 1 0
Career       8 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 53 41 12 3 0
3 yrs   DEN   7 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0   35 12 2 0
1 yr   CHI   1 1                     0   6 0 1 0

Snap Count Statistics

          Games   Off.   Def.   ST  
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Num Pct Num Pct Num Pct
2012 22 DEN   59 16 0 0 0% 238 22% 253 53%
2013 23 DEN LB 59 16 16 0 0% 947 84% 99 19%
2014 24 DEN lb 59 3 1 0 0% 98 9% 0 0%
2015 25 DEN LB 59 15 15 0 0% 736 67% 86 18%
2016 26 CHI LB 59 9 8 0 0% 565 53% 3 1%
2017 27 CHI LB 59 12 12 0 0% 713 67% 4 1%
2018 28 CHI LB/lilb 59 16 16 0 0% 986 94% 60 14%
2019 29 CHI LB 59 9 9 0 0% 559 52% 12 3%
Career             0   4842   517  
4 yrs   CHI     46 45 0   2823   79  
4 yrs   DEN     50 32 0   2019   438  

Media Statements

"Bringing Danny back is a key re-signing for us," the Chicago Bears general manager, Ryan Pace stated. "Not only is he a great inside linebacker and great leader on our team, he is a big part of our culture. We are proud to have him under contract in Chicago for three more seasons."

"He's such a great leader," says Pace. "He's such a good player. Obviously, when he was hurt last year that hurt our defense for a multitude of reasons. But he's an important part of what we're doing."

Sources:

“Bears LB Danny Trevathan signs 3-year extension through 2022”, Jeff Dickerson, espn.com, March 14, 2020.

“Danny Trevathan”, pro-football-reference.com, March 14, 2020.

“Chicago Bears 2020 Free Agents”, spotrac.com, March 14, 2020.

Comments

No comments for this article

Please login or register in order to leave a comment


Sorry, an internal error has occurred. The error has been logged and will be reviewed.

In the meantime, please try your request again if you haven't already.

If the problem occurs more than once, rest assured that it will be investigated and fixed soon.