Trey Burton expected to sign with Chicago Bears


Trey Burton expected to sign with Chicago Bears

Trey Burton is taking his talents to Chi-Town.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reported Burton is expected to sign with the Chicago Bears.

It's hard to project an offense with a first-time National Football League head coach, so trying doesn't make all that much sense until we know all the pieces that are in place.

The former Philadelphia Eagles tight end, who threw a touchdown in the team's victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, will sign a four-year, $32-million contract with the Chicago Bears. 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.

Burton, 26, has a special place in Eagles history because of his role in the " Philly Special". In those two seasons, he registered 60 receptions for 575 yards and six touchdowns, with a minimal number of starts. Without Burton's contributions, though, Philadelphia might not have been in the proper situation.

Trubisky made the most out of a gang of misfit pass-catchers in 2017 and the Bears prioritized adding skill players around him in this year's free agency period.

If healthy, the 24-year-old receiver would give the Bears their first genuine playmaker at wide receiver since Alshon Jeffery left for the Eagles last offseason. Burton may only have five career starts to his name, but Week 14 last season was the flawless example of what he's capable of after filling in for the injured Ertz by catching five passes for 71 yards with two scores.