Danny Trevathan is expected to start in his season debut Sunday. However, as the Broncos did with Von Miller and Chris Harris, he could be eased into his role. Brandon Marshall’s emergence in Trevathan’s absence creates depth and versatility to spell Trevathan, if needed.
“We’re going to be smart in how we use (Trevathan),” Fox said.
Trevathan’s impact won’t only be felt as a sideline-to-sideline tackler and versatile cover man. After taking on an expanded role in his second season, the former sixth-round pick emerged as a defensive leader during training camp, something that Von Miller and Jack Del Rio both emphasized on Thursday.
“He gives us all a cause,” Miller said. “He’s always the guy with those words of encouragement during the game, that’s his role. And him being back in action, and just encouraging all our guys is great.”
“Only missing three games and then getting him back is a nice thing,” Del Rio said. “He’s a good football player. He’s instinctive. He’s grown into a leadership role, so we’ll welcome him back.”