The Chicago Bears’ offense has been sporadic to begin the season with everyone struggling to get on the same page. Among the players who haven’t performed well, Trey Burton vows to have a better outing in Week 3.
‘‘A lot better,’’ Burton said, via the Sun-Times. ‘‘The whole [Broncos] game was rusty. I didn’t play very well. But I’m excited to get back out there.’’
After two weeks under their belt, Matt Nagy’s offense has managed to score just 19 points. It all began with Chicago mustering up just three points in Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers.
In that game, Burton was unavailable to the team due to a groin injury that he sustained in the preseason. The Bears starting tight end returned to the lineup in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos but he didn’t perform well in his debut.
On Sunday, Burton only caught two passes for a mere five yards in Chicago’s 16-14 victory over the Broncos. The rust for the receiving tight end was evident in Week 2. Nonetheless, with another week of practice, he believes he’ll be ready to aid the offense more.
Chicago signed Burton prior to the 2018 season after he spent the first four seasons in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles. Burton was actually crucial to the Eagles’ Super Bowl win in 2017, throwing a touchdown to Nick Foles on the play that was named the ‘Philly Special’.
In his first season with the Bears in 2018, Burton had a career year with 54 receptions, 569 yards, and six touchdowns. Expect to see the 2018 version of Burton on Monday night against the Washington Redskins.