2021 Chicago Bears roster rank No. 16: Will Danny Trevathan help or hurt?

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As we get closer to the start of training camp we are getting closer to the top 10 in our countdown of the Chicago Bears roster. We started all the way back at number 90 but are now at number 16 in our list.

This list focuses on 2021 and what type of value these players can have for the team this season. Who is number 16?

No. 16 Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan

Last Year: 13

After his 2020 season, it is very fair for Danny Trevathan to fall. However, it may be surprising to see that he did not fall too far. The reality is that the worst of Trevathan was at the start of the 2020 season, and he got better as the year went on.

More than that is the realization that the Bears did little to get him off of the field next year. The Bears have experimented with Deon Bush for years and he has not proven more valuable than the heady Trevathan.

They signed Christian Jones, but his best trait is a pass rusher, and he may use some snaps spelling Robert Quinn and not Trevathan.

Trevathan is signed not only for this year but next so he is not going anywhere. He is a starter at middle linebacker and is trusted due to his understanding of the pieces around him.

With that in mind, the defense success is going to hinge on him making plays in coverage on big spots, or him not falling for play-action and staying in his lane. The impact of Trevathan is huge which is why he remains one of the 16 best players on the roster heading into 2021.

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Check out players ranked 90-17 below

90. Brian Johnson

89. Rojesterman Farris

88. Khalil McClain

87. Caleb Johnson

86. Sam Kamara

85. Daniel Arcibong

84. Scooter Harrington

83. Chris Lacy

82. Dionte Ruffin

81. Rodney Adams

80. Tyrone Wheatley

79. Thomas Ives

78. CJ Marable

77. Jester Weah

76. Jake Butt

75. Teez Tabor

74. LeCale London

73. Daureuan Parker

72. Michael Joseph

71. LeDarius Mack

70. Adam Redmond

69. Tre Roberson

68. Xavier Crawford

67. Badara Traore

66. Artavis Pierce

65. Ryan Nall

64. Riley Ridley

63. Patrick Scales

62. Joel Iyiegbuniwe

61. Charles Snowden

60. Dieter Eiselen

59. Artie Burns

58. Lachavious Simmons

57. Jesper Horsted

56. Arlington Hambright

55. Dazz Newsome

54. Marqui Christian

53. Josh Woods

52. Jordan Lucas

51. James Vaughters

50. DeAndre Houston-Carson

49. Austin Calitro

48. Khiyris Tonga

47. Javon Wims

46. Nick Foles

45. Thomas Graham

44. Mike Pennel

43. Trevis Gipson

42. Pat O’Donnell

41. J.P. Holtz

40. Khalil Herbert

39. Larry Borom

38. Deon Bush

37. Cairo Santos

36. Angelo Blackson

35. Elijah Wilkinson

34. Damien Williams

33. Damiere Byrd

32. Marquise Goodwin

31. Alex Bars

30. Jimmy Graham

29. Tarik Cohen

28. Anthony Miller

27. Christian Jones

26. Duke Shelley

25. Kindle Vildor

24. Desmond Trufant

23. Mario Edwards

22. Jeremiah Attaochu

21. Robert Quinn

20. Germain Ifedi

19. Eddie Goldman

18. Sam Mustipher

17. Teven Jenkins