After just two years with the Chicago Bears, former Eagles tight end Trey Burton has reportedly been released. In two seasons with the Bears, Burton totaled 68 catches for 653 yards and six touchdowns in 24 games.
That’s better production than he ever had in Philly, but he still didn’t live up to the four-year, $32 million deal he was handed by Chicago prior to the 2018 season. His first season with the team was solid, but after starting just five games in 2019 and finishing the year on Injured Reserved, the Bears thought it was time to move on.
So now the question is, should the Eagles bring him back?
The team already has one of, if not the best, tight end duo in the NFL with Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. But bringing him in as the team’s third tight end and a special teams contributor should be on the table. I mean, why not?
He won’t demand much money at all and would likely sign for a league minimum deal, which Howie Roseman would probably be happy to give him. Josh Perkins served as the team’s third tight end last season, but Burton is certainly a better option for 2020.
Howie has shown a willingness to bring back former players and he’s especially had a soft spot for players from the Super Bowl team. Burton will be cheap, he’s a great fit in the locker room and is already familiar with the offensive system. It’s worth a call at the very least.
Not to mention, the Eagles are still in need of a backup quarterback too. You already know where I’m going with this, right?