Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

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

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

According to multiple reports, Burton is set to sign with the Chicago Bears when National Football League free agency begins on Wednesday.

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. Ian Rapoport of provided the deal's financial details. 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.

Burton served as the backup to Zach Ertz, who caught the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl LII. In addition to Burton, the Bears added Allen Robinson to their talent-bare pass-catching corps on Tuesday.

The Chicago Bears appear to be committed to assembling a viable offense around second-year quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, and signing free agent tight end Trey Burton should help them accomplish that goal.

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Burton, 26, was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2014.

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

Young quarterbacks need reliable tight ends in their developmental years.

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