Report: Bears sign LB Danny Trevathan to three-year extension

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The Chicago Bears and starting linebacker Danny Trevathan have agreed on a three-year extension, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Trevathan joined the Bears in 2016 after winning a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos. The 29-year-old racked up 70 total tackles with one sack and one forced fumbles across nine games, before suffering a season-ending elbow injury in Week 10.

A sixth-round draft pick in 2012, Trevathan has paved his way to a successful NFL career with the Broncos and Bears. While injuries have often limited him, he has been reliable in coverage and was helpful for Chicago’s defense this past season against the run.

After re-signing Trevathan before he could hit free agency, the Bears can now turn their attention to improve along the offensive line and in the secondary this offseason.

Chicago could also be in the market for a quarterback with its second-round pick if the front office wants to challenge Mitch Trubisky next season.