Chicago Bears: Players that stood out vs the Broncos

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Chicago Bears Trey Burton
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Trey Burton

The first player to stand out was tight end Trey Burton, who had his coming out party at Mile High Stadium. Burton caught the Bears first touchdown of the game and seemingly looked to be Trubisky’s go-to target. Burton caught four passes for 45 yards.

Burton was even lined up at wide receiver some plays, which makes sense. Burton is quick and has great hands for the position. Burton also had a very nice move on a screen pass to pick up additional yardage, although the play was called back due to a hold.

The old adage is that a tight end is a young quarterback’s best friend. Trubisky is going to rely on Burton to be his safety blanket throughout the season. As if Burton’s role was not big enough as it is, backup tight end Adam Shaheen left the game early with a gruesome ankle injury, which best-case scenario is probably a sprain that would sideline four to five weeks.

Trubisky is going to need Burton even more, now. So, look for Burton to catch 70 passes this season. Burton, who will be in the Travis Kelce/Zach Ertz role is going to be a nightmare for defenses to cover. It’s going to be extremely exciting to watch.