Though Philadelphia valued Burton's versatility and contributions to the offseason in a limited role, the former Florida Gator performed well enough last season to earn a lucrative contract on the open market.
The Bears will also sign kicker Cody Parkey, who connected on 21 of 23 FG attempts (91.3 percent) previous year for the Miami Dolphins, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 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. The 26-year-old Parkey has converted 86.4 of his career FG tries in parts of four seasons with the Eagles, Browns and Dolphins. He will be paid as a starter with the Bears.
Tight end Trey Burton, who was on the front end of the greatest play in Super Bowl history, agreed to terms of a four-year deal with the Bears Tuesday, NFL network's Mike Garafolo reported. 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.
Trubisky made the most out of a gang of misfit pass-catchers in 2017 and the Bears prioritized adding skill players around him in this year's free agency period.
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.