The Bears will also add former Dolphins kicker Cody Parkey, a source told 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. He will be paid as a starter with the Bears.
He flourished when targeted on tight-window throws in 2017.
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Watkins initially entered the National Football League with the promise of being one of the game's best receivers. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the deal will be worth $16 million per year over three seasons.
Fans around the National Football League best know him for his role in the "Philly Special" play in Super Bowl LII, where he threw a touchdown pass to quarterback Nick Foles before the end of the first half.
Trey Burton scores a touchdown in the third quarter against the Bears at Soldier Field on September 19, 2016.
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. For the Gators, Burton played tight end, wide receiver, fullback, and quarterback. Burton took a handoff on an apparent end-around but tossed a touchdown pass to QB Nick Foles on fourth-and-goal from the Patriots' one-yard line.