Burton, who was part of one of the most iconic plays in Super Bowl history last year when the Eagles won the title, will this time be suiting up against his former team when the two clubs tangle at Soldier Field this weekend.
“It will always be a part of my life, my family’s life, and no one can ever take the Super Bowl away from us,” Burton told reporters. “It was an unbelievable time, but now I’m here. I’m excited to be here.”
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Here is with the Chicago Bears after signing a four-year contract with the team during the offseason. Head coach Matt Nagy has praised Burton’s quiet leadership this season, and with good reason, as he’s one of a few Bears with postseason experience on the biggest stage imaginable.
His 2018 postseason with the Eagles wasn’t the most prolific in terms of statistics, as he only caught one pass for 12 yards, but he made one of the biggest plays of the postseason when he threw a touchdown pass to Eagles quarterback Nick Foles in a play dubbed the “Philly Special.”
“I would say everything is magnified,” he said. “They put it on this huge pedestal, where in reality it’s just a football game. We’ve been playing 16 or 20 or 21 of them this year, and it’s nothing different than that.”
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The Bears’ tight end set career highs in targets, receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns this season, hauling in 54 passes for 569 yards and six touchdowns.