|Date of Birth:||10/29/1991|
|Drafted:||2014 | Undrafted|
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Trey Burton has officially signed with the Bears.
After doing an excellent job on special teams and eventually carving out a role on offense with the Eagles, Burton is cashing in as a free agent with the Bears. Adam Shaheen, a second-round pick of Chicago last year, is also in the mix, but Burton is likely to have a sizable role on offense for the Bears. Consider him a potential backend TE1 option for now, with the potential for more or less depending on his role.
Tight end Trey Burton is expected to sign with the Bears, according to Mike Garafolo.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport adds that it's a four-year deal worth $32 million, which is quite the payday for the 2014 undrafted free agent. Many people will know Burton from his touchdown pass to Nick Foles in Super Bowl LII off the "Philly Special" play, but he's an extremely versatile player that can make a lot of plays on offense. The Bears continue to add pieces around quarterback Mitchell Trubisky as he enters his second NFL season, and Burton could quickly become a trusted target for him over the middle. Chicago does have 2017 second-round tight end Adam Shaheen in the mix, so it'll be interesting to see how the playing time shakes out throughout training camp and the preseason. Burton's deal with the Bears won't be official until the new league year begins tomorrow at 4:00 PM ET.
Via: Mike Garafolo
Trey Burton throws touchdown in Super Bowl LII win.
Burton was a huge part in one of the biggest plays of the game for the Eagles, as they went for it on fourth down at the goal line late in the first half and Burton threw a one-yard touchdown to quarterback Nick Foles on a trick play. The athletic tight end came through on what was an easy throw, placing it right into Foles' hands. Burton didn't have any receptions in the game, but it'll certainly be one to remember. Burton could be headed elsewhere for a bigger role in 2018, and he could be a TE1 option if he does indeed go to another team where he would have a starting role.
Trey Burton catches one pass in Eagles' playoff win.
Burton's lone reception in the NFC Championship Game went for 12 yards. His other target was on a pass toward the sideline that Burton mistakingly jumped in the air for when he didn't have to and landed with one foot out of bounds. The versatile tight end will look to make some key plays in Super Bowl LII, both as a receiver, blocker, and on special teams.
Trey Burton doesn't catch a pass in the Divisional Round.
Burton didn't catch a pass, but he did a nice job run blocking including on one play in particular in the first half that sprung Jay Ajayi for a nice gain. The versatile tight end will play in his first NFC Championship next weekend.
Trey Burton catches one pass against the Cowboys.
Burton gained nine yards on his lone reception in Week 17. His regular season ends with 23 receptions for 248 yards and five touchdowns, and he's a bit of a wild card heading into the postseason.
Trey Burton held without a catch in Christmas Night win.
Burton didn't see the field much with Zach Ertz hogging targets for Philadelphia. He could have an extended role in Week 17 against the Cowboys with Ertz potentially resting, which would make Burton a solid TE1 option.
Trey Burton scores in Eagles' win.
Burton caught another red zone touchdown, making it three scores in two weeks for the versatile tight end. Overall, Burton had two receptions for 15 yards and the score in the victory over the Giants. He's difficult to trust in standard fantasy lineups, but Burton is a fine option next week against the Raiders if you're in a two-tight end league.
Trey Burton scores twice in Week 14.
If you picked up Burton to play for an injured Zach Ertz, it certainly paid off for you. Burton caught five of six targets for 71 yards and two touchdowns against the Rams, with both scores coming on throws to the end zone in traffic. The versatile tight end won't be a recommended fantasy option if Ertz is back in Week 15, but it's good to see him flash the ability that makes him a very valuable member of the team.
Trey Burton caught four passes for 42 yards in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.
Burton saw more playing time after Zach Ertz left with a concussion, but Ertz will hopefully be OK for Week 14 against the Rams. If not, Burton would be a no-doubt TE1 option.
Trey Burton scores in Week 9.
With Zach Ertz (hamstring) out, Burton played well while getting more work against Denver, catching two of four targets for 41 yards and a touchdown. The score came on a back-shoulder catch near at the goal line for 27 yards—it looked like it might've been bobbled, but it was close and ruled a touchdown. Those that plugged in Burton after Ertz was inactive should be happy with the performance. Assuming Ertz is back in Week 11 after the team's bye week, Burton shouldn't be on fantasy rosters—though he'll continue being a key contributor for the Eagles.
Trey Burton caught two passes for 21 yards in Sunday's win over the 49ers.
Burton is a versatile player that can man the slot or go out wide, but he's not a reliable fantasy option with Zach Ertz healthy. That said, he might have a bigger role against the Broncos next Sunday.
Trey Burton catches one pass in Eagles' win.
Burton's pickup was for seven yards on his lone target of the game. He doesn't get enough opportunities to be a fantasy option right now.
Trey Burton catches one pass in Eagles' win.
Burton gained nine yards on his lone target. He's a solid contributor for Philadelphia, but Burton is not a fantasy option.
Trey Burton scores first touchdown of the season in Week 5 win.
It was a 15-yard score in the first quarter, and Burton finished with two catches for 16 yards. He isn't a fantasy option with Zach Ertz healthy.
Trey Burton catches two of three targets in Eagles' win.
Burton had seven yards on his two receptions and is not currently on the fantasy radar despite his contributions to the Eagles in real life.
Trey Burton catches one pass for ten yards in Week 2.
It was Burton's only target in the game. He's more of a contributor to the Eagles in real life than he will be for your fantasy team as long as Zach Ertz is healthy.
Trey Burton catches four passes for 43 yards in Week 3 of the preseason.
The versatile Eagles tight end worked with the second team mostly. He'll be a contributor on offense this season, but he probably won't do enough to warrant a fantasy roster spot in 2017.
Trey Burton fumbles in opening preseason game.
The Eagles tight end is wearing a new number (#88, he was previously #47) if you didn't notice him. Burton had three receptions for 19 yards, but he did fumble because he was holding the ball carelessly on one of his catches. Still, the versatile tight end looked athletic as usual, and he's looking to be the number two tight end behind Zach Ertz this season.
The Eagles place second-round tender on restricted free agent Trey Burton.
Burton likely won't be going anywhere in 2017. He's a versatile weapon and one of the best backup tight ends in the league. Burton could cash in on a decent long-term extension at some point.
Trey Burton caught his only target for three yards against New York.
Burton had a nice stretch a few weeks ago, but hasn't done much since. He's off the fantasy radar.
Trey Burton is shut down by the Ravens.
Burton had six targets, but only two catches for two yards against Baltimore. His six targets were the third most on the team, but the Eagles pass offense struggled. Burton isn't a good fantasy option.
Trey Burton has productive game for second straight week.
Burton had ten targets and caught seven of them for 65 yards. Burton has two straight weeks with at least five catches and 50 yards, but is not a reliable fantasy option. He can definitely stay out of your lineup next week against Baltimore.
Trey Burton caught five passes for 53 yards against the Bengals.
It was a solid game for Burton. He's a useful, athletic weapon for the Eagles, but not a fantasy option.