Trey Burton, TE Chicago Bears

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TE Trey Burton to play the Travis Kelce role in Bears' offense

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 12:03pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

The “U” tight end, which Trey Burton will play, is critical to establishing those mismatches. The U in Nagy’s scheme normally will play in the slot, although he will line up elsewhere at times, with the primary objective of running pass routes.

“You can move around, do different things — it’s what we did with (Travis) Kelce (in the Chiefs),” Nagy said. “It’s an important role. It’s a position that’s easy to create some plays for.”

That is, when you have a tight end with Burton’s size and speed, it’s about mismatches.

“So if you get a small nickel on him, he can use his size to body him up. If they put a bigger guy on him, we can use his speed,” Nagy said. “That’s one of the things I learned through (Chiefs coach Andy Reid), getting mismatches throughout. That’s what Trey does.”

Fantasy Impact:

Burton signed a deal worth $32 million over four years, so the Bears obviously think highly of his skill set. He's definitely undersized for a tight end, but he’s extremely fast and pretty agile for the position. In the four games that Zach Ertz missed over the last two years, Burton averaged 3.5 catches for 45 yards and 1.0 touchdowns on 5.8 targets per game.

2018 Strength of Schedule - CHI
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Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSTDPPRSnaps%
1@WAS0000-0000-0.00.014/6820.6%
2@KC1100110.000000-1.02.014/7219.4%
3NYG27033.500000-0.72.719/7625.0%
4@LAC0000-0000-0.00.09/7911.4%
5ARI216128.000000-7.69.616/6723.9%
6@CAR19019.000000-0.91.913/6221.0%
7WAS17017.000000-0.71.716/6524.6%
8SF2210210.500000-2.14.121/7030.0%
9DEN2411420.500000-10.112.147/6968.1%
10BYE--------------
11@DAL0000-0000-0.00.013/6420.3%
12CHI--------------
13@SEA4420710.500000-4.28.221/7528.0%
14@LAR5712614.200000-19.124.148/9152.7%
15@NYG215127.500000-7.59.511/6816.2%
16OAK0000-0000-0.00.010/6814.7%
17DAL19029.000000-0.91.928/5947.5%
Per game1.5316.530.332.0710.7800000.003.655.1920.00/70.2028.23%
Totals2324853110.7800000.0054.877.8300/105328.23%

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