Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Philadelphia Eagles: Trey Burton will be missed on offense

Philadelphia Eagles: Trey Burton will be missed on offense

He'll also find himself on Super Bowl highlight reels for years to come after throwing a touchdown pass to Eagles quarterback Nick Foles on a perfectly executed trick play during the team's 41-33 championship triumph over the New England Patriots.

The Bears had already agreed to a deal overnight with wide receiver Allen Robinson, and now the deal with Burton gives them an even scarier arsenal of weapons for their young quarterback.

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

Mike Garofolo and Adam Schefter were the first to report the deal along with the details. He has 63 catches for 629 yards and six touchdowns over four seasons with Philadelphia. 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.

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

Some casual fans may have never heard of Burton, and that's likely because he's been a backup tight end on the Eagles the last few years. There were two games in 2017 where starter Zach Ertz was forced to miss a game due to injury, and in those games, Burton stepped in and caught 7-of-10 targets for 112 yards and three touchdowns.

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