Former Broncos LB Danny Trevathan puts vicious hit on Davante Adams

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 28: Randall Cobb
GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 28: Randall Cobb /

We haven’t heard much about Danny Trevathan since his departure from the Denver Broncos last offseason, until this vicious hit on Davante Adams…

Since Danny Trevathan departed from Denver after Super Bowl 50, we haven’t heard much from him or about him. The Chicago Bears’ success as a team (or lack there of) has plenty to do with that.

In an injury-shortened 2016 season with Chicago, Trevathan racked up 49 tackles in eight starts, nine games overall. He has played in all four games this season, with 29 total tackles, and no hit more devastating than the one he put on Davante Adams on Thursday Night Football.

Trevathan’s hit is causing quite the reaction from NFL pundits and fans on Friday morning. Here’s a look at it:

Many are calling for Trevathan to be suspended this morning, and the NFL is reviewing the hit for potential discipline. After watching it a few times, and the way Adams appears to be completely motionless after, it’s not difficult to understand why the NFL is taking another look.

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The hit appears to be pretty unnecessary, as Adams’ forward motion is stopped, and the play appears all but dead. Trevathan comes in like a missile, and uses the crown of his helmet to go directly at the facemask of Adams.

That’s about as dangerous and reckless as it gets.

Adams was taken to a hospital where it was reported he had feeling in all of his extremities, which is a good sign. He will undoubtedly be in the league’s concussion protocol and barring something miraculous, he won’t play even in the Packers’ next game.

What happens to Trevathan now is up to the league. It will be interesting to see if he is suspended for any length of time, and whether or not he would choose to appeal that suspension. That’s getting a bit ahead of ourselves at this point, but there’s no question the hit by Trevathan was ugly, even if he didn’t do it intentionally.