Chicago Bears: 3 takeaways from re-signing Danny Trevathan

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The Chicago Bears were able to get a deal done with veteran leader and fan favorite Danny Trevathan.

Thursday, the sports world was rocked left and right by major sports leagues putting a halt to their operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, the NFL is not in season and, to this point, hasn’t been impacted in a significant way.

After all of the major announcements had passed, the Chicago Bears made some positive news on Thursday night. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the team had agreed in terms to bring back veteran inside linebacker Danny Trevathan on a 3-year deal.

General manager Ryan Pace had a decision or two looming at this position. Before the new league year officially begins on March 18, he will have made at least one of them. Interestingly enough, the Bears had three key free agents at inside linebacker.

Trevathan, of course, was the first and most notable name on the list. Second is the younger Nick Kwiatkoski, who enters the free agent pool coming off his rookie contract. Third, the Bears have veteran journeyman Kevin Pierre-Louis, who came to them from the New York Jets a year ago.

With Trevathan in the fold, Pace now has one less of his key names to worry about. Going forward, though, there are several more decisions to be made in terms of in-house talent. Furthermore, fans get to look forward to the madness which unofficially begins March 16 when the legal tampering period starts.

Let’s address the Trevathan deal though before we peek ahead to next week. Looking solely at the Trevathan signing, one can pretty much assume a few things are true. My three big takeaways are as follows.