Bears to sign Super Bowl hero Trey Burton

Ruben Hill
March 13, 2018

It turns out his destination is Chicago, where Burton caught his first career touchdown pass from Carson Wentz in 2016.

The man who will be catching passes from Mitchell Trubisky threw the touchdown pass to Nick Foles in this year's Super Bowl, you'll recall, and he'll take that highlight to his grave.

After agreeing to terms with wide receiver Allen Robinson late Monday night, the Chicago Bears general manager got right back to it Tuesday morning.

Bears signed TE Trey Burton, formerly of the Eagles, to a four-year, $32 million contract.

The 26-year-old University of Florida product shined in the Eagles' 43-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 14.

Considering that the cash-strapped Eagles have Pro Bowl tight end Zach Ertz under contract through 2020, it was logical to assume Burton would find a home elsewhere in the league.

That's a lot of cheese for an unproven player, but Burton has had some nice production the last two years in Ertz's shadow. Last season he caught fewer passes - 23 receptions for 238 yards - but hauled in 5 touchdown passes. Investing in Burton like this would indicate he'd actually be higher on the depth chart, but it's entirely possible the Bears could use both guys in two-tight-end sets.

He'll join a tight end group that includes 2017 second-round pick Adam Shaheen.

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