According to multiple reports, Burton is set to sign with the Chicago Bears when National Football League free agency begins on Wednesday. In addition to Burton, the Bears added Allen Robinson to their talent-bare pass-catching corps on Tuesday. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com provided the deal's financial details.
Burton, 26, was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2014. In 2016, he caught 37 passes for 327 yards and 1 touchdown. 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. Without Burton's contributions, though, Philadelphia might not have been in the proper situation. For the Gators, Burton played tight end, wide receiver, fullback, and quarterback. As disappointing as it was for Eagles fans to see one of their beloved tight ends leave for the Bears, they'll always appreciate what he did to help bring the team their first Super Bowl title, especially during the historic Philly Special play.
As I stated when discussing Robinson, I still don't think the Bears are done adding playmakers to their offense.
He'll join a tight end group that includes 2017 second-round pick Adam Shaheen.