Jordan Howard will replace David Johnson in the Pro Bowl

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Jordan Howard finished second in the league in rushing yards this season, but the Bears running back did not join Ezekiel Elliott as rookie members of the NFC backfield on the initial Pro Bowl roster.

Howard will need to brush up on his dodgeball skills, though, because he will be making the trip to Orlando for the game and assorted other activities. The Bears announced on Wednesday that Howard has been added to the team.

He’ll take the spot once filled by Cardinals running back David Johnson. Johnson injured his knee in Week 17 of the regular season. While the injury won’t require surgery, it will be enough for him to take a pass on playing in the league’s annual exhibition game.

Howard ran 252 times for 1,313 yards and six touchdowns during his first NFL season. He didn’t make his first start until Week Four, but ran for 229 yards in his first two games with the first team and never looked back. He’s the first Bears rookie running back to go to the Pro Bowl since Gale Sayers in 1965.

8 responses to “Jordan Howard will replace David Johnson in the Pro Bowl

  1. Howard also ran behind a changing Oline which was run by 3 different QBs, scrub WRs /TEs, a rookie OC on a 3 win team.

    Congrats to Howard. Perhaps the ONLY thing that went right for the Bears this miserable season.

  2. This guy is a tough, physical runner on a team with little to no passing threat. A well deserved honor. 1,300 yards in CHI is probably close to 1,700 on Dallas or Oakland with those lines. Hopefully he gives Bears fans something to cheer about going forward.

  3. I’m happy for the kid but as a Bears fan I’m also scared silly he’ll get hurt. With the Bears luck if one guy gets hurt in that game it will be him. But at least he’ll get to experience playing with some legit QBs and WRs.

  4. Jordan Howard won me some money this year so obviously I like the guy. But seriously David… you guys are not going to the Super Bowl. Should’ve taken the pro-bowl nod. Nobody really cares, but the dummies voting for the HOF still count pro bowls. David Johnson should be thinking about stuff like that at this point in his career. Barring a huge drop-off he will get there IMO. If he had a different coach last year he’d have had the same or better stats as this year.

  5. He should enjoy it while it lasts. Considering Foxy’s disdain for a true NFL running game, he’s going to be fighting his head coach and his patsy OC for carries each and every week.

    Total anti-Chicago football, but hey! Foxy’s here to teach us all a lesson. We don’t know squat…

    .. and we’re not going to buy jerseys either.

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