The Bears have filled one big need on their defense through free agency. They’ve signed inside linebacker Danny Trevathan to a four-year contract.
Listed at 6-1, 240-pounds, Trevathan has appeared in 50 games with 32 starts over four seasons (2012-15) with the Broncos, recording 275 tackles, three sacks, 11 tackles for losses, five interceptions, 18 pass break-ups, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
Trevathan has led the Broncos in tackles, according to press box statistics, in two of the last three seasons with 109 total tackles in 2015 and 125 tackles in 2013.
His five interceptions have all come in the last three seasons, ranking tied for sixth in the NFL among linebackers during that time. His 16 pass break-ups since 2013 are tied for 11th amongst NFL linebackers.
He was one-of-eight linebackers last season with at least 100 tackles and two interceptions and one-of-seven linebackers in 2013 with at least 120 tackles and three interceptions.
In seven postseason contests (six starts), Trevathan has compiled 46 tackles, two TFLs, two fumble recoveries (one opponent and one own team fumble) and one PBU. Both fumble recoveries came in Super Bowl 50, where Trevathan also had a team-high eight tackles.
Trevathan entered the league as a sixth-round (188th overall) NFL Draft pick in 2012 out of Kentucky.