By Jay Johnson
With the Jacksonville Jaguars having a pressing need at the tight end position, a player who many fans have been keeping a close eye on is Philadelphia Eagles veteran Trey Burton. Those same fans will be happy to know that he will indeed hit the open market, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
With the #Eagles stocked at TE and dealing with cap considerations, free agent Trey Burton is expected to leave Philly. He had 16 teams check in on his status this week, and he’ll have a strong market.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 3, 2018
Burton, 26, is a player who is widely known for his part in the “Philly Special” play from Super Bowl LII as he threw a crucial touchdown pass to Nick Foles in the second quarter of the game. Jags fans also will recognize him from the University of Florida as he played a variety of positions for them from 2010-13, including quarterback, fullback, tight end and wide receiver.
The tight end position is one the Jags have long been trying to find a go-to receiver at dating as far back as 2013, when Dave Caldwell first became the Jags’ general manager. They invested in notables Julius Thomas and Mychal Rivera to help them in the category, but both ultimately fell short of their expectations. That said, I think the draft may be the better route when looking at the Jags’ failed free agent...