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Danny Trevathan agrees to three-year extension with Chicago Bears

David Banks | USA TODAY Sports

David Banks | USA TODAY Sports

Former Kentucky linebacker Danny Trevathan just got paid.

On Thursday evening, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network broke the news that Trevathan had agreed to a three-year extension with the Chicago Bears.

And then this afternoon, Rapoport reported that the former Wildcat’s deal with the Bears would be worth $21.75 million over three years, with a potential for $2.25 million in added bonuses.

“Danny Trevathan agreed to terms late last night with the Chicago Bears on a three-year deal,” Rapoport said in a segment on the NFL Network. “I’m told [the deal] is worth a little more than $21 million, $24 million is the max. He gets $14 million in guarantees.

“What the Bears have wanted to do was lock up a key piece, a core piece of their defense,” he continued. “He’s not just a really good player, and has been a really good player, he’s also a team leader. As the Bears try to solidify their defense, this certainly was a priority for them.”

Trevathan, who was drafted No. 188 overall by the Denver Broncos in 2012, has been with the Bears since 2016. This past season, the former Kentucky linebacker managed 70 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, and one forced fumble in nine games.

A former two-star prospect out of high school, Trevathan finished with 198 total tackles, 32.5 tackles for loss, six sacks, five forced fumbles, and four interceptions during his four-year career at Kentucky. In 2010 and 2011, the former Wildcat led the SEC in solo tackles and total tackles.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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5 Comments for Danny Trevathan agrees to three-year extension with Chicago Bears



  1. ohiokatfan
    6:21 pm March 13, 2020 Permalink

    Holy Lord!! Sports news! Can we get some video? I’ll watch anything.



  2. terwilliger
    6:52 pm March 13, 2020 Permalink

    Just goes to show how working hard and blocking out haters, detractors, and negativity can make all the difference in life. Two-star prospect to multi-millionaire.



  3. 2thepoint
    7:37 pm March 13, 2020 Permalink

    Good for him



  4. 1stkatman
    2:28 am March 15, 2020 Permalink

    God, I love this news. Trevathan’s game was terrific at UK and has transitioned to be the same in the greatest football league in the world.

    Congrats, Danny T!



  5. notFromhere
    10:06 am March 15, 2020 Permalink

    So happy for DannyT and completely shocked my Bears made a good move/decision for a change! So used to watching good players lost to free agency and stingy contract bs. Time to order my first new Bears jersey in almost a decade