Bears inside linebacker Danny Trevathan has been named the NFC defensive player of the week for his performance in Monday night's 24-17 win over the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field.
Trevathan registered a team-high eight tackles and two sacks as well as one tackle-for-loss, two quarterback hits and one forced fumble. It was the first multi-sack game of his seven-year NFL career. On one of the sacks of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, Trevathan forced a fumble that teammate Leonard Floyd recovered.
This is the first career player of the week award for Trevathan. The last Bears player to win it was safety Eddie Jackson, who was honored in Week 7 of last season after he scored touchdowns on a 75-yard fumble return and a 76-yard interception return in a 17-3 victory over the Panthers.