Former Eagles TE Trey Burton reacts to ‘Philly Special 2.0’
Former Philadelphia Eagles tight end Trey Burton took to Twitter to react to the “Philly Special 2.0” the Eagles drew up in their 18-12 season-opening victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. Burton commended wide receiver Nelson Agholor’s 15-yard pass completion to Nick Foles:
Nice throw @nelsonagholor 🤙🏾
— Trey Burton (@TreyBurton8) September 7, 2018
Another version of this play helped define the Eagles’ historic win in Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots. On that play, it was Burton who threw the pass to Foles, only then it was a touchdown.
Burton played two seasons with the Eagles and ended his stint in Philly with a bang. Since then, he has signed a four-year $32 million deal with the Chicago Bears. While he has a new team now, he can’t help but reminisce about the most memorable game of his career.
This new version of the “Philly Special” was one of the more exciting parts of a sloppy game. Neither Foles nor Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw a touchdown pass in the game. Foles completed 19 passes for only 117 yards as the Eagles struggled offensively with two of their top receivers on the shelf. Still, the defending champs were able to pull out a win in thrilling fashion.
If the Eagles want to return to the Super Bowl, though, they’ll need to get their receivers back soon or sign a difference-making free agent. Getting star quarterback Carson Wentz back should also provide a boost.
Luckily, Philly shouldn’t have as much of a challenge next week against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that will be without starting quarterback Jameis Winston.