Kansas City Chiefs: Five free agent targets for the offense
2. Sign Trey Burton, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
I don’t know how likely this move is, but I would absolutely love it for the Chiefs. I have never been a big Demetrius Harris fan. I don’t need to belabor that point, but I would love it if they upgraded the number two tight end spot this offseason. I think Philly’s Trey Burton would be an absolutely perfect fit. Obviously, Burton enjoyed some widespread media attention for being the guy that threw the touchdown pass to Nick Foles in the Super Bowl, but that has nothing to do with why I want him in Kansas City.
Well, I guess you could say it indirectly does, because part of the reason it would be a natural fit is because he would be coming from the Philadelphia Eagles and coach Doug Pederson, which means he would already have a basic understanding of Andy Reid’s offense. What I really love about him though is his versatility. He was a jack of all trades at Florida where he played quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, and special teams at one point or another. At 6-foot-3 and 235 pounds Burton certainly isn’t a big blocking tight end, but I think Andy Reid would have a field day moving him all over the field and creating mismatches with both he and Travis Kelce in the lineup.
While Burton hasn’t put up big numbers in the NFL yet, he has flashed enough potential as an offensive weapon that he may be looking to go somewhere where he has a shot to be the number one tight end. Similar to Sherman, if the Chiefs have to get into a bidding war for Burton’s services, then they are probably better off drafting a new tight end than breaking the bank for one when they already have Kelce as their clear top guy. However, if they can sign Burton at the going rate for a number two tight end, then I think he could absolutely flourish in Andy Reid’s offense, especially with Patrick Mahomes at the helm. Burton’s athleticism would be a nightmare for linebackers in coverage and as Mahomes extends plays, I could easily see him breaking free and making plays on the fly.