Chicago Bears: Three players who will benefit from Nick Foles

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Chicago Bears, Trey Burton
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Trey Burton

Trey Burton will forever be associated with the “Philly Special.” With 38 seconds left in the first half of the Super Bowl and the Eagles facing a fourth and goal, Corey Clement received the snap running to his left, pitched it to Burton, who was running back to the right who tossed it to Foles in the front of the endzone.

And while Burton was not Foles’ favorite target during the 2018 season, he’s now pegged for a bounceback year. Burton was signed to a lucrative four-year deal during the 2017 offseason, and he hauled in a career-high 54 receptions during the 2018 season. He followed that up with a miserable 2019, playing in just eight games, including five starts, but recorded 14 catches for 84 yards.

However, Foles’ track record shows that he gets his tight ends involved in the offense. In six games during the 2017 regular season, he targeted Zach Ertz a team-high 26 times. The following year, he targeted Ertz 50 times over a five-game stretch.

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In 2018, Foles passer rating in the middle of field was 92.9 and 100.5 from 0-to-10 yards and 10-to-20 yards, respectively; both were better than league average.