Eagles TE Trey Burton signing with Bears


The Bears had already agreed to a deal overnight with wide receiver Allen Robinson, and now the deal with Burton gives them an even scarier arsenal of weapons for their young quarterback.

On Tuesday morning, Burton reportedly signed a 4-year, $32 million contract with the Chicago Bears.

In addition to the report from Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, 247Sports also has information on the terms of the deal. He has 63 catches for 629 yards and six touchdowns over four seasons with Philadelphia.

Trey Burton is turning his Super Bowl touchdown pass into a big payday.

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 last season, but he made the most of his opportunities, hauling in 23 passes for 248 yards and five touchdowns.

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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.

But the Bears want Burton for his receiving ability, not his passing ability.

The Florida alum had 37 catches for 327 yards in 2016; before that, he'd totaled only four targets in his first two years with the Eagles after being signed as an undrafted free agent.

That's some serious money for a player who was the No. 2 tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles last season.