3. Dial up more plays for Trey Burton
As the Bears offense continues to grow, one connection has really stood out above all else this season on the Bears offense: Mitchell Trubisky to Trey Burton.
So far, Burton is averaging 13.5 yards per reception, the highest of any offensive starter on the Bears. In week seven, Burton had his best offensive showing of the season, totaling nine receptions for 126 yards and one touchdown. If the Bears truly want to take the next step on offense, then continuing to get Trey Burton the ball is a key.
Now, this doesn’t mean that Burton should catch every pass from Trubisky, but rather become Trubisky’s number one option.
Burton plays from the slot position, meaning he runs routes that are either vertical or are designed to stretch the defense. Often times, you’ll see a linebacker or smaller defensive back lining up against Burton. This presents the ideal mismatch opportunity.
Against the Jets, getting the ball to Burton quickly is a key as the Jets typically have Safety Jamal Adams blitz frequently. With New York likely down to its third-string safety, the Bears have a major matchup advantage on their hands.