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Trey Burton was best tight-window target of all TEs in 2017

Trey Burton talks free agency and what he wants from the team he signs with Trey Burton talks free agency and what he wants from the team he signs with
Kristopher Love | 13 March, 2018, 21:59

Just a few hours after landing wide receiver Allen Robinson, the Bears decided they needed to upgrade the tight end position, which was odd considering they spent a second-round pick on Adam Shaheen just a year ago.

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Trey Burton intends to sign a four-year deal with the Chicago Bears, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Mike Garofolo and Adam Schefter were the first to report the deal along with the details. 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, was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2014.

Burton took a pitch from Corey Clement and threw a fourth-down touchdown pass to quarterback Nick Foles just before halftime of the Super Bowl, and the so-called Philly Special is now considered the greatest play in Super Bowl history or Eagles history.

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

"With both Robinson and Burton standing 6'3", the Bears add two big targets entering their prime, a major coup for new head coach Matt Nagy as he seeks to develop Trubisky into a star.

Some casual fans may have never heard of Burton, and that's likely because he's been a backup tight end on the Eagles the last few years.