Now that Trey Burton is available following his release from the Chicago Bears, the Philadelphia Eagles should reach out to their former tight end about a potential reunion.
No matter what, Trey Burton will always have a special place in the hearts of Philadelphia Eagles fans thanks to the incredible Philly Special play from a few years ago to help the team win their first Super Bowl title in franchise history.
Before signing with the Chicago Bears before the 2018 season, Burton was always viewed as the perfect insurance at tight end for Zach Ertz since he always seemed to thrive when receiving additional playing time.
Watching Burton leave Philadelphia after winning the Super Bowl was tough to see for some fans, but also understandable since joining the Bears were providing the tight end with a larger role on offense, one he would never see as he stuck around with the Eagles.
Based off his first season in Chicago, Burton appeared to have a bright future with the Bears after catching 54 passes for 569 yards to go along with six touchdowns in 2018, but unfortunately his numbers took a hit last season after appearing in just eight games due to injuries.
While Chicago could have easily kept Burton around to see if he was capable of bouncing back once fully healthy in 2020, the Bears unfortunately didn’t want to take the risk after recently making the decision to release him, despite two years remaining on his previous contract.
Once the draft is over next week, chances are Burton won’t need much time before finding a new home since there are plenty of teams in need of help at tight end for the right price.
And while the Eagles luckily aren’t one of those teams in desperate need of help at tight end thanks to a dynamic duo in Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert, a reunion involving Burton certainly wouldn’t hurt.
For starters, since Burton is coming off a rough 2019 campaign, if the Eagles were in fact interested in bringing back their former tight end, they most likely would be able to do so at a fair price.
Not to mention, Burton obviously wouldn’t be taking the jobs of Ertz or Goedert, but it’s safe to say he would easily be an upgrade over the other two tight ends on the roster in Joshua Perkins or Alex Ellis.
Most likely, Philadelphia will wait until at least after the draft before making any additional signings since there will be plenty of talented prospects to explore next weekend.
But if Burton is still in search of a team after the draft, the Eagles would have nothing to lose by exploring the idea of a potential reunion.