Trey Burton to Sign 4-Year Bears Contract Worth $32 Million

Tuesday, 13 Mar, 2018

Burton has agreed to a four-year contract worth up to $32 million, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported.

Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network first reported the signing, which is expected to get finalized after free agency officially opens Wednesday. Burton caught just 23 passes for 248 yards and five touchdowns for the Eagles last season, but he had some big games down the stretch and was behind Zach Ertz on the depth chart.

The 26-year-old University of Florida product shined in the Eagles' 43-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 14. Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, the second-year, would-be franchise quarterback who is getting a lot of weapons added around him courtesy of GM Ryan Pace.

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. Without Burton's contributions, though, Philadelphia might not have been in the proper situation. Now, the question will be whether he can turn his flashes of potential with the Eagles into something more substantial on a weekly basis. Chicago will hope Burton fares better, and he has a good shot under new coach Matt Nagy, who heavily utilized tight ends during his time with the Chiefs.