Again, another very unlikely trade but one worth exploring. Recently Bleacher Report dubbed Danny Trevathan as the Bears top trade piece for the 2019 off-season. There are many reasons as to why the Bears may give him up. For one, he only has one year remaining on his contract. With a lot of other pieces surrounding him in Chicago’s front seven, their front office may view him as expendable next off-season. Why not see what they can get out of him in a trade? It’s a better alternative than watching him potentially leave for nothing. There are many rumors out there that he may already be on the trade block.
For the Bengals, anything is worth the risk to improve their linebacker unit. Trevathan would immediately become the best backer the Bengals have. The 29-year-old has gotten a lot of praise for his leadership as well, a welcome addition for any defense. Perhaps being so close to his Alma matter of Kentucky could convince him to stay in Cincinnati beyond this season.
By trading for Trevathan it could free Cincinnati to focus on fixing the offensive line next off-season. It would also give them the freedom to select the best player on their board in round one rather than being forced to take a backer who isn’t worthy of the selection.