The Chicago Bears have signed inside linebacker Danny Trevathan, formerly of the Denver Broncos, to a four-year contract worth $24.5 million.
Trevathan is just 25 years old and is coming off a championship season with the Broncos. He was limited to just three games due to injury in 2014 but he posted 129 tackles, 10 pass breakups, 3 interceptions and 3 forced fumbles in 2013, as well as 109 tackles, 6 pass breakups, 2 interceptions - one of which he returned for a touchdown - in 2015.
The Bears were desperate for an inside linebacker, which was by far their biggest position of need. Trevathan is arguably the top free agent at his position, one who is equally adept against the run as he is in coverage.
Current Bears head coach John Fox drafted Trevathan in 2012 and coached him for three seasons in Denver before coming to Chicago. That familiarity surely played a large role in landing the experienced, athletic Trevathan.
For more on what Trevathan will bring to the Bears' defense, view our All-22 Lab, featuring extensive film work of Trevathan from last year's playoffs.