Bears sign Trey Burton

The Bears have agreed to a deal with former Eagles tight end Trey Burton

The Bears have agreed to a deal with former Eagles tight end Trey Burton. More

The Chicago Bears are making moves to surround their young quarterback with as much talent as possible, and have reportedly agreed to terms with free agent tight end Trey Burton.

The deal can be worth up to $32 million. 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.

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

The 26-year-old University of Florida product shined in the Eagles' 43-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 14.

While his overall numbers were limited by Ertz's presence most weeks, Pro Football Focus still graded him as the NFL's 13th-best tight end last season.

The man who will be catching passes from Mitchell Trubisky threw the touchdown pass to Nick Foles in this year's Super Bowl, you'll recall, and he'll take that highlight to his grave. Without Burton's contributions, though, Philadelphia might not have been in the proper situation. After hiring Matt Nagy - a young, aggressive offensive mind in the mold of Sean McVay - he got his second-year quarterback an additional weapon by giving tight end Trey Burton a deal to steal him away from the Eagles.

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