NFL's Trey Burton, Venice High grad, heading to Chicago Bears

Lynette Rowe
March 14, 2018

The Bears appear to be on the verge of landing two big new weapons for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, reportedly agreeing to terms with free agent wide receiver Allen Robinson and tight end Trey Burton.

The deal can be worth up to $32 million.

This is a massive contract for an undrafted free agent (2014) who had 63 catches in 61 career regular-season games for the Eagles. Burton earned $2.81 million last season after signing a one-year contract in April with the Eagles.

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.

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Following the first Super Bowl win in franchise history, the Philadelphia Eagles were expected to undergo a few changes to the roster given their salary cap situation.

Over the years, it's been hard for Burton to be consistent with production since he was always playing behind Brent Celek and Zach Ertz for the most part, but when seeing how effective whenever called upon, the Bears have plenty of reasons to be excited about their new tight end.

As I stated when discussing Robinson, I still don't think the Bears are done adding playmakers to their offense. That should mean good fantasy things for Burton, but he might have to compete with 2017 second-rounder Adam Shaheen for targets.

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