NFL's Trey Burton, Venice High grad, heading to Chicago Bears

Trey Burton scores a touchdown in the third quarter against the Bears at Soldier Field

Trey Burton scores a touchdown in the third quarter against the Bears at Soldier Field

Burton served as the backup to Zach Ertz, who caught the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl LII. Burton earned $2.81 million last season after signing a one-year contract in April with the Eagles. He's 26 years old, so the Bears are getting a young player just entering his prime. He will be paid as a starter with the Bears.

The Bears will sign tight end Trey Burton to a four-year contract when the league season opens Wednesday, sources confirmed to the Sun-Times on Tuesday.

He flourished when targeted on tight-window throws in 2017. The Ashland University product showed only occasional flashes and finished with 12 receptions for 127 yards (10.6-yard average), although three of his receptions went for touchdowns.

He'll also find himself on Super Bowl highlight reels for years to come after throwing a touchdown pass to Eagles quarterback Nick Foles on a perfectly executed trick play during the team's 41-33 championship triumph over the New England Patriots.

In his four seasons with the Eagles, Burton - who also played quarterback at Florida - has caught 63 passes for 629 yards and six touchdowns and also has scored on special teams. Investing in Burton like this would indicate he'd actually be higher on the depth chart, but it's entirely possible the Bears could use both guys in two-tight-end sets.

We talked already about how Allen Robinson's presence in the lineup gives the Bears that true number one type of receiver, and adding Burton is going to help draw attention off of Robinson.

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