Trey Burton, Bears agree to four-year deal

Ruben Hill
March 14, 2018

The former Eagles tight end intends to sign a four-year contract with the Bears this week, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. But as exciting as it's been to hear the news of guys like Michael Bennett and Haloti Ngata, the one player the Eagles are truly going to miss having around is Trey Burton. Ian Rapoport, also of NFL Media, noted the deal is worth $32 million over four seasons. His best game by far came against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 13 last season when he caught five passes for 71 yards and two touchdowns. In 2016, he caught 37 passes for 327 yards and 1 touchdown. Though Philadelphia valued Burton's versatility and contributions to the offseason in a limited role, the former Florida Gator performed well enough last season to earn a lucrative contract on the open market.

As I stated when discussing Robinson, I still don't think the Bears are done adding playmakers to their offense. The 26-year-old tight end will now head to Chicago, where he and Allen Robinson will try to help Mitchell Trubisky make a Year 2 leap.

Burton was involved in the "Philly special" play that catapulted the Eagles to the Super Bowl title over the New England Patriots. The Bears presumably hope 2017 second-round pick Adam Shaheen will develop into their top in-line/blocking tight end, with Burton serving as a flex receiver.

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