Since being drafted by the Broncos, Trevathan has been nothing short of spectacular, whether he’s a rookie contributing on special teams or a starting linebacker racking up tackles. He played just three games in 2014, but when he is healthy (see: 2013 and 2015) he has led the team in tackles.
In 2015, he posted 109. In 2013, he posted 129.
The Broncos certainly have been lucky to have Trevathan, who was labeled ‘too slow’ coming out of Kentucky where he ran a 4.7 second 40 yard dash at under 240 pounds. At that size with that kind of speed, it simply wouldn’t work out for him in the NFL…
Trevathan has not only been a tackling machine for the Broncos, he’s developed into one of the NFL’s best coverage linebackers around. In his banner year of 2013, he picked off three passes and added another pair this past season. He has also racked up 16 pass breakups in that time. It’s hard to pick out a signature moment for Trevathan, but if I had to pick one, it would be his game-sealing interception in 2013 against Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys. There are wide receivers who come and go from the NFL that don’t make catches that pretty.