After suffering an elbow injury in Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy said that season ending inured reserve is a real possibility for inside linebacker Danny Trevathan. ”It’s not real pretty,” Nagy said of Trevathan’s injury, but they’ll know more once they get the results from his MRI later today.
Trevathan, who will be 30-years old in March, is in the last year of his four-year contract. Last season (2018) was the only time he’s played all 16 games while in Chicago, but when he’s been on the field he’s played really well and the Bears value his leadership. Re-signing him will be a tough decision for general manager Ryan Pace, but that decision could be even tougher if fellow soon-to-be free agent inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski plays well down the stretch for Chicago.
Kwiatkoski, who will be 27 in May, has played the best football of his career this season in relief of Trevathan and Roquan Smith.
The Bears have three other inside linebackers on the active roster, Josh Woods, Joel Iyiegbuniwe, and Kevin Pierre-Louis, so they should be fine with depth at the position.
For those of you that missed the Trevathan injury, you can see it in the clip below, but if you’re squeamish in any way, I’d take a pass on hitting play on the Tweet.
In other injury news, it appears that tight Trey Burton, who only played 20 snaps on Sunday, injured his calf during the game.