The Chicago Bears started a converted defensive end/strong side outside linebacker at one inside linebacker spot last season and the other starting ILB was a 2014 undrafted free agent. Also receiving starts at inside backer were two rookie undrafted free agents and a three year pro that was cut by the Jaguars early in the 2015 season.
The one thing that Shea McClellin (11 starts), Christian Jones (13 starts), John Timu (3 starts), Jonathan Anderson (3 starts) and LaRoy Reynolds (1 start) all have in common is that neither will probably be starting for the Bears in 2016. I like the upside from Timu and Anderson, but a talent infusion is needed.
If the Bears' revolving door at ILB in 2015 didn't make it apparent enough, then the lack of consistent play from the position group is all the evidence that WCG readers needed to vote inside linebacker as the Chicago's top need this offseason.
The Bears would be wise to draft an inside linebacker at some point, but they really should address the need via free agency too.
An immediate starter is needed.
"I believe I can fit in any scheme," Trevathan said. "Coach Fox is one of the guys that gave me the opportunity to showcase I can fit within the scheme. I'm sure it'll be there, I'm sure we'll end up talking, but right now my main focus is this game. Whatever happens, happens. This game could make or break my contracts. It's up to me to make the most of it. I think I'm doing a good job right now and I'm locked in and focused."
The "game" he's talking about is of course Super Bowl 50.
Our sister site, Mile High Report, said that, "It looks unlikely that the Broncos will be able to re-sign Trevathan because of all the other guys they will have to try to sign."
They just re-upped with defensive end Derek Wolfe, and they still have to figure out how to bring back OLB Von Miller, DE Malik Jackson, OG Evan Mathis and QB Brock Osweiler, just to name a few.
What are your thoughts on Trevathan's recent comments?
Do you think he ends up in Chicago?