Bears expected to sign tight end Trey Burton to four-year deal

  • Bears expected to sign tight end Trey Burton to four-year deal

Bears expected to sign tight end Trey Burton to four-year deal

With reports claiming that Chicago is going to be rewarding Burton with a hefty four-year, $32 million deal, this shows why Philadelphia seemed to have accept a long time ago that he would be on the move since from their perspective, keeping him around would be way too expensive when looking at other needs.

Due largely to the presence of veteran tight ends Zach Ertz and Brent Celek, Burton was only on the field for 27 percent of the offensive snaps, but he made the most of his opportunities, hauling in 23 passes for 248 yards and five touchdowns in 2017.

The Bears are adding another of the players they were targeting in free agency and another weapon for quarterback Mitch Trubisky in Eagles TE Trey Burton.

In his second season in Jacksonville in 2015, Robinson caught 80 passes for 1,400 yards, and an NFL-leading 14 touchdowns. Sims caught just 15 passes for 180 yards (12.0-yard average) and one touchdown.

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. Investing in Burton like this would indicate he'd actually be higher on the depth chart, but it's entirely possible the Bears could use both guys in two-tight-end sets.

Fans around the National Football League best know him for his role in the "Philly Special" play in Super Bowl LII, where he threw a touchdown pass to quarterback Nick Foles before the end of the first half.

Along with Burton, the Bears have also reportedly signed kicker Cody Parkey will sign with the team.