What typically happens to a team that won the Super Bowl the year before is that many of the other 31 teams in the NFL want a piece of what made last year’s Super Bowl champion a winner. This year, expect members of the 2015 Denver Broncos defense to receive handsome paydays in free agency.
While Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller is a free agent, don’t think for a second that John Elway isn’t going to lock up his team’s best player longterm this offseason. What could end up happening if Elway chooses to pay Miller handsomely is that inside linebacker and emerging star Danny Trevathan could leave Denver in free agency for a nice pay raise.
Trevathan is a former sixth round pick of the Broncos, but became one of the marquee names of the vaunted Denver defense in 2015. Twice has Trevathan been a 100+ tackler on the inside of the Broncos’ linebacker corps.
He’s played for former Denver linebackers coach and current Atlanta Falcons defensive coordinator Richard Smith, so that familiarity with Smith as well as Atlanta’s need for talent at linebacker might end up bring Trevathan to Atlanta.
While Bruce Irvin is almost guaranteed to join the 2016 Atlanta Falcons, Trevathan seems like a very probable solution for the Falcons at linebacker this offseason. He could very well rejoin Smith in Atlanta in 2016.
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