According to Lombardo, unless the Eagles’ sweeten their offer, Burton is likely to sign with another team this offseason.
“We are fully expecting Trey to sign elsewhere,” Lombardo’s source said.
Burton figures to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of this year’s limited free agent market, as he happens to be one of the best available tight ends headed for the open market.
Mike Garafolo mentioned last year that Burton could end up securing a “significant deal” this offseason.
Burton, 26, wound up signing on with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Florida back in 2014. He managed to make the 53-man roster during his rookie season and played out his three-year, $1,537,500 contract with the Eagles before returning to Philadelphia on a one-year restricted deal last year.
In 2017, Burton appeared in 15 games for the Eagles and caught 23 passes for 248 yards receiving and five touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 29 tight end out of 63 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2018 NFL Free Agents list.