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John Fox trying to bring Danny Trevathan to Chicago


Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan played for John Fox for three seasons in Denver, and when Trevathan hits free agency tomorrow, he may join up with Fox again.

Fox is now head coach of the Bears, who are making a strong push for Trevathan, according to the Denver Post.

With Malik Jackson agreeing today to leave for Jacksonville, Trevathan could leave for Chicago and become the second Broncos defensive starter to bolt Denver in free agency. It’s not easy to keep together a defense like the one the Broncos had last year, and Denver is learning that the hard way.

In Chicago, Trevathan would be expected to provide an instant upgrade to the Bears’ defense. Fox knows what Trevathan can do, and he wants to bring him on board. Perhaps as soon as tomorrow.

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45 Responses to “John Fox trying to bring Danny Trevathan to Chicago”
  1. brettsdaddy11172010 says: Mar 8, 2016 4:46 PM

    This is a MUST signing…no perhaps, no maybes, no really want to’s…it HAS to get done or Pace’s 2nd free agency would be considered a failure!!!

  2. symxfan says: Mar 8, 2016 4:48 PM

    I wonder if the Broncos are making a push to retain his services? They’ve freed up several million today by releasing some other players. As a Packers fan I would rather not see the Bears acquire this guy.

  3. elrock7 says: Mar 8, 2016 4:56 PM

    Elway and staff have a plan and it may not include Trevathan. They have good depth at LB.

  4. LilTmac2003 says: Mar 8, 2016 5:01 PM

    This just makes too much sense not to happen.

  5. vicnocal says: Mar 8, 2016 5:01 PM

    That’s what you say…but what does the Fox say?

  6. ninjapleazee says: Mar 8, 2016 5:02 PM

    Yes please let Shea McClellin go.

  7. gibbyfan says: Mar 8, 2016 5:02 PM

    the Raiders have a strong interest –lots of $$ and their own connections

  8. ninerfan81 says: Mar 8, 2016 5:06 PM


  9. bullogne says: Mar 8, 2016 5:07 PM

    If he wants more than $5 million per season, Denver will let him go. As mentioned, Denver has good depth here.

  10. bassplucker says: Mar 8, 2016 5:09 PM

    The Bears HAVE to make this happen. Their D is dead in the water until and unless they get impact players at ILB, and with Jaylon Smith on the shelf and Myles Jack projected to go Top 7, the draft is not where they are going to find anyone.

  11. fugginswheat says: Mar 8, 2016 5:10 PM

    Got to close this deal, then go sign T Gipson, a DL and OL, and resign Miller and Porter. Allows Pace to truly stick to BPA in draft!

  12. badmoonrison says: Mar 8, 2016 5:11 PM

    He kinda looks like Queen Latifah in Set it Off.

  13. joedirte says: Mar 8, 2016 5:31 PM

    Boy if he signs with the Raiders, Giants, Falcons or Jags. There will be a lot of anger in Chicago.

  14. shootscuz says: Mar 8, 2016 5:34 PM

    I hope the Broncos can keep Danny without over paying. I can’t believe what the Jags payed Jackson. Makes the Wolfe deal look like an absolute steal.

  15. fanboyarmy says: Mar 8, 2016 5:38 PM

    And player by player, the Broncos franchise best defense is slowly dismantled.

  16. ionlyrootforthewinningteam says: Mar 8, 2016 5:39 PM

    Pernell McPhee and Danny Trevathan sounds like a half way decent LB core. Lets get it done!

  17. wnstonchill says: Mar 8, 2016 5:41 PM

    With Pernell McPhee’s knee situation & the uncertainty, they need to get an impact guy on defense. They have no choice!

  18. handsofsteelhartofstone says: Mar 8, 2016 5:57 PM

    The bears could sign jesus Christ and they would still stink.

    The reason? 2 words: one is cutler, what do u think the other words is? It starts with a J

  19. larryboodry says: Mar 8, 2016 6:00 PM

    They need to get this done.

  20. celticsforever says: Mar 8, 2016 6:02 PM

    Can’t the Broncos cheat the cap again and keep everything together?

  21. stealthjunk says: Mar 8, 2016 6:11 PM

    Elway just needs to stay disciplined and not overpay for these guys. Jackson (45 tackles, 5 sacks, 0 forced fumbles) and Trevathan (109 tackles, 0 sacks, 2 INTs) are good players, but their production can be replaced fairly easily with much cheaper players already on the roster, in the draft, or available for cheap in free agency. Denver has the depth and a strong system around these positions to make it work without them.

    This run at Denver’s defensive players reminds me of how Seahawks defensive players were overhyped and plucked away from Seattle after their Super Bowls — see Byron Maxwell, Malcolm Smith, Brandon Browner, Walter Thurmond, Chris Clemons, etc. These players benefited by being a part of the best defense in the NFL, but they were never the same with their new teams. Let that be a lesson to all in free agency — you need to evaluate the individual player, not how the individual player performed with the benefit of superstars around him.

  22. hodag54501 says: Mar 8, 2016 6:14 PM

    The Packers badly need an inside linebacker with all his skills. But Ted Thompson will pass, preferring instead to draft in the 7th round Arnold Skunk from Slippery Slope A&U. “Draft and develop”. Then when it’s crunch time, an o-lineman from the other team obliterates Arnold, the other team wins and the Packers go back and fire some position coaches. Ted will sit on his pot o’ gold salary cap money, saying he’s going to use it to sign his own players. The flaw, of course, is the players he re-signs might not be capable of winning the Super Bowl. But he’s got lots of cap space!

  23. purpleguy says: Mar 8, 2016 6:17 PM

    Those 25-year old talented FA’s are great signings.

  24. milehighcityboss says: Mar 8, 2016 6:24 PM

    The Broncos can lose Trevathan too in addition to Jackson and still have the NFL’s best defense. Their depth is that good!

  25. vikescry1 says: Mar 8, 2016 6:27 PM

    well, if he just wants to get paid and get January’s off then sign with the bears. if he wants to go to a team that might win more superbowls…. then go anywhere else!! haha

  26. ninjapleazee says: Mar 8, 2016 6:45 PM

    vikescry1.. I guess you should know since Vikings have had every January off for past couple decades.

  27. ariani1985 says: Mar 8, 2016 6:55 PM

    But, but, but, but packer fans were saying that he would take the league minimum to play with Rogers! what is going on in turd town?

  28. denverdave3 says: Mar 8, 2016 7:00 PM

    “Denver is learning that the hard way.”

    I guess you missed the super bowl. “I’d call that learning the best way.”

  29. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Mar 8, 2016 7:09 PM

    Great player. Recovered two fumbles in the SB which may have a record. They don’t win without those two plays.

  30. tjg342011 says: Mar 8, 2016 7:17 PM

    Bronco fan here, someone will get a great player with a motor that won’t stop. He hasn’t gotten enough credit in denver manly because we have so many big name playmakers but danny is a stud hard hitting thumper and wish we had him for another yr he worked well with Brandon Marshall. He will be worth the value someone pays. as for Malik Jackson holy crap did the jags over pay! Jackson shined this yr but he also had two of the best pass rushers in the game coming off the ends and a nasty derick wolf playing in the middle. . Derek had a half sack more then he did even playing in 4 less games. An offensive line can only block so many guys, so much attention went to miller and ware half the time guards were helping the tackles . Malik is a great player but damn hope the jugs were wearing lipstick so at least they looked pretty while they got screwed lol

  31. scrotiemcb says: Mar 8, 2016 7:23 PM

    Trevathan will become a perennial first team All Pro in Chicago. It won’t be because he plays any better for Chicago. It’ll be because he plays in Chicago. Geography trumps all else when it comes to the deep and original thinking NFL media.

    Can you imagine if Terrell Davis enjoyed the same career and achieved the same accolades as a New York Jet while Curtis Martin split his career between Denver and KC? In that alternate reality, Terrell Davis is a complete no brainer first ballot Hall of Farmer and Curtis Martin never gets farther than that original list of about 50 guys that starts each cycle of nominees.

  32. burgandy2260 says: Mar 8, 2016 7:42 PM

    I may be wrong but if the Bears signed Jesus Christ I’m almost positive he’d make an impact. That was quite stupid to mention that and deserved to be pointed out.

  33. icebowler says: Mar 8, 2016 7:49 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Mar 8, 2016 6:55 PM

    But, but, but, but packer fans were saying that he would take the league minimum to play with Rogers! what is going on in turd town?
    Yea, right! Just like your Viking buddies have all been saying Osemele would take the league minimum to protect little Teddy B.

  34. frank booth says: Mar 8, 2016 7:53 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Mar 8, 2016 6:55 PM

    But, but, but, but packer fans were saying that he would take the league minimum to play with Rogers! what is going on in turd town?
    I doubt that a linebacker cares who the QB is.

    Try saying something intelligent at some point.

  35. Pistol Pete says: Mar 8, 2016 8:09 PM

    if the Bears can sign Trevathan and Akiem Hicks from New England,which they’re working on,it would be a decent start of a defense they can make some progress with.Hopefully Fangio can turn the dogs loose a little more this year.

  36. bassplucker says: Mar 8, 2016 8:26 PM

    It was tough watching Vic Fangio – a top 5 DC in this league by anyone’s evaluation – try to run his system with guys who had been drafted to play a 4-3 and weren’t even good at that. Very little pass rush, horrible coverage and no one who could tackle at all. Pace has to make good this offseason and get him some legitimate talent otherwise I can’t see Fangio sticking around Halas Hall for more than 1 more season. He knows what good players look like from his days with the Niners and as it stands right now, the Bears ain’t got ’em.

  37. godenbroncos says: Mar 8, 2016 8:27 PM

    Thanks for the run this year Danny, you’re a hell of a player. Make every penny you can, and stay healthy. You’re always welcome here.


  38. mrclaytonbigsby says: Mar 8, 2016 8:36 PM

    John Fox had a better Broncos Team and coached them to 2 divisional playoff losses, and a Superbowl blowout loss. Getting former Broncos wont change the fact he is a bum.

  39. scubabillaz says: Mar 8, 2016 8:55 PM

    we have awesome depth at every position on Defense. next man up

  40. unitedramp says: Mar 8, 2016 9:36 PM

    scrotiemcb….TD was a very good RB but is a borderline HOF’er and that’s being generous.

  41. unitedramp says: Mar 8, 2016 9:41 PM

    mrclaytonbigsby…Fox is a bum? LOL

    On the 1st play of the SB vs SEA, Fox snapped the ball over Manning’s head right? Make no mistake, Wade Phillips is the reason why your Broncos are the champs and Fox is a better HC than Kubiak. Just because Kubiak and Elway suck each other off as far back as their playing days doesn’t mean he’s a better coach.

    And I seem to remember no Miller and Ware in that SB

  42. mrclaytonbigsby says: Mar 8, 2016 10:58 PM

    “It was a complete debacle for the Broncos from the opening play of scrimmage, when center Manny Ramirez snapped the ball over Manning’s head and into the end zone for a safety. The error happened because the Broncos went with a verbal cadence instead of a silent snap count.

    “It was real loud and none of us heard the snap count,” Ramirez said. “I thought I heard [Manning’s] voice. Again, there is no explanation for it.” “

  43. chipper34 says: Mar 9, 2016 1:15 AM

    FWIW, Danny is already telling his family that he’s inked a deal with Chicago @7mill/per.. It’s online at KSR

  44. johnniemayes says: Mar 9, 2016 9:31 AM

    Broncos have 2 great potential linebackers waiting in the wings, Todd Davis and Zaire Anderson. I expect one to take Danny’s place.

  45. iowahbr says: Mar 9, 2016 2:44 PM

    In regards to discussion above about the Bears signing Jesus it is clear that he would only have a 1 year deal, he would have a fantastic year and then Pace couldn’t get him to sign again with the Bears and he would depart to go and have another great year elsewhere.

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