Chicago Bears: 5 Potential landing spots for Trey Burton and why it matters

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Philadelphia Eagles

Another possible landing spot could be back with the Philadelphia Eagles. Unlike the Patriots, the Eagles have plenty of salary cap at their disposal. Unfortunately, also unlike the Patriots, the Eagles do not need tight end help. With Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert on the roster, Trey Burton would be a blip on the radar. He would see very few snaps unless Ertz or Goedert get injured.

Since Burton would be nothing more than an afterthought in this offense, the Eagles are not going to give him much to come back. However, with Burton’s issues with injuries and anxiety, he may want to go back to familiarity rather than play for another new team. His lack of availability will also mean he will probably not be a hot commodity in free agency. He might end up only being offered the veteran minimum. Again, this is not the best news for the Chicago Bears.

If Burton were to only receive the veteran minimum, the Chicago Bears would recoup less than $1 million on top of the nearly $3 million in cap savings they already received by cutting him. Burton has played for six years in the NFL, which means he would receive just north of $800,000 if he were to receive the veteran minimum. Although the Eagles and Patriots could both be possible landing spots for Burton, the hope is he’d wind up elsewhere and receive more money.