Chicago Bears: 3 takeaways from re-signing Danny Trevathan

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Chicago Bears, Nick Kwiatkoski
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1. Nick Kwiatkoski and a comp. pick?

The first and most obvious implication from re-signing Trevathan is the fact that one of the Bears’ other free agents, inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski, will be moving on. Trevathan comes back as the obvious starter, and Kwiatkoski has played well enough over his rookie deal to earn starter’s money elsewhere.

If Kwiatkoski indeed signs elsewhere, the Bears would be able to land a compensatory draft pick for a second year in a row. This year, they earned a fourth-round selection when Adrian Amos went and signed with the division rival Green Bay Packers.

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Kwiatkoski’s time in Chicago has been fun to watch, honestly. He came to the Bears as a fourth-round pick out of West Virginia back in 2016 and played some special teams early on. Over his four seasons with the Bears, he continued to progress each year, to the point where when he was forced into a starting position, the defense rarely missed a beat.

Some will question why Chicago is allowing Kwiatkoski to leave while bringing back Trevathan, but I truly believe the latter is a better player. Kwiatkoski will get his deserved money elsewhere, and the Bears win by keeping the guy with a higher potential as well as a future comp. pick.