Trey Burton expected to sign with Chicago Bears

Annette Crawford
March 13, 2018

Having already secured the services of one of the top free agent wide receivers on the market (Allen Robinson) earlier this morning, the Chicago Bears continued to load up on offense by signing one of the top free agent tight ends, Trey Burton.

According to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Burton has signed a four-year deal with the Bears. Robinson once had a 1,400-yard season in which he led the league in touchdowns while catching passes from Blake the age of 22.

He became famous when he messed around a threw a touchdown pass to quarterback Nick Foles in the Super Bowl on the "Philly Special" trick play the Eagles ran on fourth-and-goal on the way to the title. An average annual value of $8 million would place him among the highest-paid tight ends in football.

It's been a steady rise for the Florida native, who signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and played a niche role in his first two years. Now, the question will be whether he can turn his flashes of potential with the Eagles into something more substantial on a weekly basis.

Burton fits right in as the replacement for Zach Miller in that receiving tight end role, and the Bears are projecting bigger production from him in a bigger role in Chicago.

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