Philadelphia Eagles best remaining free-agency fits

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Could the Philadelphia Eagles bring back a Super Bowl hero?

With Zach Ertz reportedly becoming increasingly unhappy in Philadelphia, and Dallas Goedert slated to become the starter after Ertz is eventually traded or released, the Eagles will need a bona fide second option at tight end to back him up. That’s where Trey Burton comes in. Not only is Trey Burton familiar with the city of Philadelphia, having played there for four years, but he also is etched in Philadelphia Eagles history after throwing a touchdown in the Super Bowl. It wasn’t just any touchdown. It was a passing touchdown to Nick Foles, in a play now known as the Philly Special. Having him continue his career in Philly only seems right.

Burton not only is a Philadelphia legend, but he can also serve as a serviceable backup. He has only started more than four games twice in his career, starting 16 and five games for the Bears in 2017 and 2018, respectively. While Burton is usually not a primary target on the field, he can serve as a reliable backup. He had 2.2 receptions per game last year in Indianapolis, and of those 28 receptions, he had almost nine yards per catch.