According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, the Bears are seen as the “front-runners” to sign Broncos LB Danny Trevathan in the coming days.
However, the Falcons and Dolphins remain teams to keep an eye in regards to Trevathan, given that he has ties to some of their coaches.
This isn’t the first we’ve heard about the Bears and Falcons in connection to Trevathan.
Trevathan said previously that he could see himself talking to the Bears when he becomes a free agent next month.
“I believe I can fit in any scheme,” Trevathan said, via NFL.com. “Coach [John] Fox is one of the guys that gave me the opportunity to showcase I can fit within the scheme. 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. I think I’m doing a good job right now and I’m locked in and focused.”
Vaughn McClure of ESPN reported a few weeks ago that Trevathan is “high on the Falcons’ radar” this offseason.
Trevathan, 25, was taken in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Broncos. He’s in the final year of his four-year, $2,204,072 rookie contract and will be an unrestricted free agent this March.
In 2015, Trevathan appeared in 15 games for the Broncos and recorded 110 tackles, no sacks, two interceptions with one of them being returned for a touchdown and six pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 6 inside linebacker out of 60 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.