Trevathan stays with Bears after three-year, $21.75m contract extension
- The Bears have secured the services of Danny Trevathan for three more years as NFL free agency approaches.
Danny Trevathan will not hit the open market after the Chicago Bears signed the linebacker to a three-year contract extension.
The Bears have confirmed Trevathan, 29, has signed fresh terms on a deal reportedly worth $21.75million, with $14m guaranteed.
Initially drafted by the Denver Broncos - with whom he won the Super Bowl - as a sixth-round pick in 2012, he has spent the past four years in Chicago.
"Bringing Danny back is a key re-signing for us," said Bears general manager Ryan Pace.
"Not only is he a great inside linebacker and great leader on our team, he is a big part of our culture. We are proud to have him under contract in Chicago for three more seasons."
Trevathan added: "You never know what's going to happen in free agency but luckily they brought to me a good offer and they took good care of me.
"I feel like it's something special when you have people having your back. It makes you want to work hard for the common goal, which is to get to the Super Bowl. My work here is not done."
Elsewhere, the New England Patriots have agreed to a two-year extension with special teams star Matthew Slater, who made his eighth Pro Bowl last year.
Deals are increasing in frequency as NFL teams finalise their plans ahead of the start of free agency on March 18.Published 14 Mar 2020, 18:52 IST