While talking to the media before Super Bowl 50, Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan discussed his impending free agency and said he expected to talk to the Bears once he was able to open up discussions with other teams.
The Bears are coached by John Fox, who knows Trevathan well from their days together with the Broncos. That’s not the only team with a former member of the Broncos staff that may come calling for the linebacker, however.
Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports that Trevathan is “high on the Falcons’ radar” heading into free agency. The Falcons’ defensive coordinator Richard Smith was previously the Broncos’ linebackers coach. Atlanta has an opening in the linebacker corps after releasing Justin Durant earlier this month and a need for more playmakers on defense even when Durant was still on the roster.
As it always is with free agents, money will be a factor in where Trevathan winds up and that could be the rub for Atlanta. McClure believes the Falcons would like to pay between $5-6 million to add a linebacker, which might not be enough to land Trevathan off a strong season with the Broncos.