The Chicago Bears had a tremendous need in their defensive front-7 after the 2015 season, and made an aggressive push to sign linebacker Danny Trevathan, who was coming off a productive contract in Denver. When it was all said and done, Trevathan signed a four year, $24.5 million dollar contract with Chicago that included a $5 million signing bonus and $12 million guaranteed.
In as much, the Bears certainly have high hopes that Trevathan will be a disruptive force, and in the team's third day of Training Camp, which was the first practice in full pads, Trevathan delivered.
LB Danny Trevathan blows up what looked like a promising screen for #Bears offense and gets Jeremy Langford.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) July 30, 2016
Danny Trevathan strikes again. Bursts through hole, #Bears O-line to get Jacquizz Rodgers for TFL.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) July 30, 2016
And later from Jahns:
"Linebacker Danny Trevathan was the star of the first day of pads Saturday at Olivet Nazarene University. He burst through blockers to get to running back Jeremy Langford to snuff out a promising screen play. He quickly reached quarterback Jay Cutler on a blitz. And he cut through the offensive line on a stretch run to meet running back Jacquizz Rodgers behind the line of scrimmage. The best part? Trevathan did that on three consecutive plays."
When you think back to the Bears 2015 front-7 (you can click here if you don't have football PTSD), you'll remember why they made so many offseason transactions focused on that area.
Trevathan should do well in Vic Fangio's defense, and will undoubtedly be fun to watch.