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.

45 responses to “John Fox trying to bring Danny Trevathan to Chicago

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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

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

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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.


  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. “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.” “

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

  24. 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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