Chicago Bears: 3 takeaways from re-signing Danny Trevathan

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2. ILB becomes less of a priority at draft time

Not that it was an enormous draft priority to begin with, but inside linebacker was indeed an offseason need. It was always likely that the need would be filled via free agency, and even more likely that it was filled with one of their own free agents. But, come draft weekend, Pace has no pressure on finding a starting-caliber linebacker.

With that said, finding some depth at the position is still something Pace must do. With Kwiatkoski likely leaving Chicago now, do the Bears have a shot at re-signing Kevin Pierre-Louis to be their primary backup? All things considered, Pierre-Louis would be their best contingency plan for both Trevathan and Roquan Smith. They won’t find a better option to serve as a backup, in my opinion.

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Should they be unable to bring back Pierre-Louis, then the Bears will have to look for a cheaper veteran in free agency or a later round pick in the upcoming draft. Some guys projected to go a little later whom might be strong backup candidates could be Carter Coughlin out of Minnesota or Jacob Phillips from LSU.

Whatever they decide to do at the position from here on out, the positive here is that the Bears have their starting inside linebackers figured out in both Smith and Trevathan.