Bears trade Jordan Howard to Eagles

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His 2018 season ended against the Eagles. His 2019 will start with them.

Running back Jordan Howard has been traded from the Bears to the Eagles. Philly has announced that they have secured the rights to Howard in exchange for a conditional 2020 draft pick.

ESPN reports that the Bears will receive a sixth-round pick in 2020, and that it can become a fifth-round pick.

Howard was entering the final year of his contract with the Bears; his production decreased in 2018, with the first sub-1,000-yard rushing performance of his career.

The Eagles seemed to have the position under control with Jay Ajayi, but he tore an ACL last year and currently is unsigned.

91 responses to “Bears trade Jordan Howard to Eagles

  1. Howie roseman is awful he has never won without foles he brought back locker room poison desean Jackson

  2. This is Howie do it…this is Howie roll
    FLY EAGLES FLY..Nice trade for pennies on the dollar!

  3. I’m not sure how to view this; Third year power back that has gotten progressively worse each year or 24 year old former pro-bowl power back that’s coming off a pair of down years…I don’t think the Bear’s should have traded him either way.

  4. The Eagles desperately needed a capable back and now they have one who can help bring balance to the offense. Hes not flashy but will be very productive in this offense with all the other weapons and now D.Jax stretching the field. If the Draft J.Jacobs to pair with Howard and Wentz pulling the trigger I expect the eagles to be one of the top 5 offensive teams.. Watch Out!!!!

  5. NFL life is tough for most Rbs. Howard isnt elite in any capacity but he had the production in first 3 seasons to reasonably expect an extension from the bears but they already have his replacement (a better fit for their system) already on the roster. Now poor Jordan gets shipped off to a garbage city, for a lower draft pick than his former team originally utilized to select him.

  6. Howard is a decent back, not a powerful tackle breaker just a decent back that if he has a big enough hole he can be dangerous. Often gets brought down too easily. But for a conditional 6 rounder/ possible 5 rounder both sides win.

  7. 1-year rental or not, a 2020 6th rd pick for a young back who has been more productive than not in his early career is a steal. Not quite sure what Chicago is thinking unless they plan on taking a back in the with one of their limited draft picks (one third, one fourth, one fifth and two sevenths) or signing someone like CJ Anderson.

  8. I’m a Packers fan and I find this puzzling. Cohen is a good back, but he’s not built for heavy-duty running. Wonder what the Bears are going to do at this position, because they’ll need someone else beyond Cohen. They picked up Mike Davis along the way, but he’s just a guy.

  9. I am fine with trading Howard. Saw all I needed to last year. What I don’t understand is a 6th round pick in 2020 – could easily be the compensatory pick for him. Doesn’t seem like much of a trade for the Bears.

    I don’t get all the Bears fans moaning and groaning. he wasn’t the rookie jordan howard who had massive YPC. He had anemic YPC and YAC. He’s a good pass blocker and got better at catching the ball, but his feel looked like they were in mud most of the season. A 3rd or 4th round rookie RB will more than replace him.

  10. benitoboom375 says:
    March 28, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    1-year rental or not, a 2020 6th rd pick for a young back who has been more productive than not in his early career is a steal. Not quite sure what Chicago is thinking unless they plan on taking a back in the with one of their limited draft picks (one third, one fourth, one fifth and two sevenths) or signing someone like CJ Anderson.

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    He doesn’t fit Nagy’s offense, he’s a great back and will do wonders for Philly. The Bears already signed RB Mike Davis (much better fit than Howard) in FA. My assumption is Pace will draft another RB next month.

    Thanks for everything J Howard, wish you nothing but the best in Philly!

  11. eaglesmancave says:
    March 28, 2019 at 8:41 pm
    Howie pulls off another one! This team is going to be dangerous this year.

    ************
    Team isn’t going anywhere now that howie roseman brought back locker room virus desean Jackson

  12. Nice pickup for the Eagles and a smart move by the Bears. Howard’s salary went from $630k to $2m this season, so it makes sense why the Bears wanted to move on. Philly has had serious bad luck at RB the last few years, so trading a future 6th rounder for a young, durable back in a contract year is a smart move.

  13. Brian Martinez says:
    March 28, 2019 at 8:35 pm
    Howie roseman is awful he has never won without foles

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    Uh, and Foles never won without Howie…so your point is?

  14. Awful trade for the Bears. May as well have kept him on the payroll for that. I love what Ryan Pace is doing, however I question this one.

  15. I love haters.

    Spent nothing for an average running back. How many “elite” running backs are I. The league again?

    Elliott – won nothing
    Barkley – won nothing
    Hunt- won nothing
    Gurley – won nothing

  16. eaglesmancave says:
    March 28, 2019 at 8:41 pm
    Howie pulls off another one! This team is going to be dangerous this year.

    ********
    Team isn’t going anywhere with DeSean Jackson in their clubhouse

  17. mikenitty says:
    March 28, 2019 at 8:36 pm
    Howie roseman does it again .
    *******
    Howie does it again zero playoff wins as a Gm without foles. under 500 as a Gm without foles and just ruined the eagles by bringing back DeSean Jackson

  18. Have to hand it to Howie: since Howard came in a trade and since he’s in the last year of his contract, the eagles could potentially get a better compensatory pick than what they traded for him if he has a good season and signs elsewhere as a free agent in 2020.

  19. Can’t catch in an offense that needs a pass catching rb and already declining at 25 in ypc……and he is soft……..not sure what tackles he is running between……luckiest sb win in the history of the NFL.

  20. Not a bad deal for eagles, 6th rounder for a RB that just needs a change of scenery. Even if he ends up sucking, you didnt lose much. Tarik show now in the chi

  21. Like many have said, he isn’t a game wrecker, but a very competent back, both in the running and receiving game. Getting at most a 5th rd next year for the guy . . .is robbery. Not a fan of either team.

  22. Not sure how he will fit in Eagles offense since Peterson and Nagy from the same coaching tree(Reid), but he is clearly better than what they had and they got him for practically nothing. Low risk trade.

  23. It’s hilarious that Philly fans pretend that Howie knows what he’s doing lol, one lucky season and the bandwagon fans are everywhere lmao.

  24. Great trade for the Eagles! Howard is going to thrive behind the Eagles superior offensive line and with a much superior QB in Carson Wentz!

  25. Loving all the hate on the Eagles…it shows Jealousy. I’m surprised at Patriot fan though. All their success ( except Superbowl 52) brings in jealousy.

    Now ripping the Eagles is just silly. The got a bigger RB who ha a career avg of 4.3 yrds per carry with an offensive line not near as good as Philly. He isn’t a 3 down back but, I do think his receiving skills are under rated and under used. They’ve been very successful with Blount and a healthy Ajayi. The have their receiving back with Clement. In this offence Howard will thrive. All for a 6th round pick. It’s a no risk trade. If it doesn’t work out and he signs somewhere else. They will get a high comp pick then the one they gave away to get him..Howie is the man!

  26. The Redskins feature Adrian Peterson AND Derrius Guice. And this is how the Eagles counter? Pathetic.

  27. Hopefully he plays well in philly. Eagles don’t need him to be an elite back, just play above average and he’ll be fine. He has a lot more weapons in philly to help spread the field and open up a defense than he did in Chicago.

  28. What a stupid trade for the Bears. I don’t know why but Howard was never appreciated by Pace, Fox and now Nagy. I guess they must think Howard is easy to replace. Time will tell, but in he meantime the Eagles got the steal of the off-season in Howard. Stupid, stupid, Bears!

  29. A trade, instead of a free agent signing, costs nothing in the equation for free agent supplemental draft picks. If they decide next year not to resign Howard and he moves on in free agency, the Eagles will receive a supplemental pick in return. Howie knows the system and plays it like a champ.

  30. Bears fan here. The Eagles are going to be pleasantly surprised, they got a good young RB for next to nothing. He’s produced when given the chance. Nagy being a first year coach was more concerned implementing his offense that he wasn’t sure how to use him.

  31. As a Redskins fan, I just say, “Noooooooooo!”. The Eagles and Cowboys have just picked up good players for basically nothing. More importantly, why are the Bears trading such a good player for so little when their team is ready to make a title run?

    Howard may not exactly fit into their plans, but he makes for a great backup/short yardage back and change of pace/style.

    Draft picks are really useful, but letting a solid player go to a conference rival for the opportunity to wait for a year to a draft pick, that historically only has a small percentage chance of bringing in a player of a similar calibre, seems like a false economy.

  32. Low cost/low risk investment. Hopefully he can turn things around with the Eagles. While he will never be Sproles coming out of the backfield, I do feel he should be able to catch a high percentage pass or two every game but never really had the coaching staff’s confidence.

  33. I can’t tell if Nagy is a one year wonder or not. Howard is simply not a fit for the Bears offense like someone pointed out is gimmicky. The Bears season sort of had a 2015 Todd Bowles vibe to it.

  34. Jordan is a thumper and a grinder. He will improve our short yardage run game. The eagles use a committee of backs, so Jordan will fill a role. Howie Roseman got him for a song so we didn’t invest much. Its a very good deal IMO.

  35. I love when other teams make dumb mistakes…and make no mistake about it, the Bears made a dumb mistake. They practicaly ‘gave him away’. Jordon Howard will fit in great with Peterson’s offense and I predict 11 TDs & over 1200 all pupose yards. Thank you Bears!!!

  36. This reminds me of the Greg Olsen trade. The Bears are giving away a very good football player because he doesn’t fit into their offensive system. That’s what Mike Martz did with Olsen. Philly got themselves a real bargain. Bears should have gotten a #4 pick at minimum.

  37. TheBloomer0069 says:
    March 28, 2019 at 8:55 pm
    Can he play QB when Wentz goes down … ?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Sure, he’s a professional RB in the NFL, he can take a hand-off from Sudfeld in the event that happens.

  38. doesn’t matter if you are an eagles fan or not the value of this trade is outstanding. The eagles just got a guy who is #3 in rushing total for the past 3 yrs behind Elliot and Gurley for a 6th round pick! Even if it is a one year rental, damn! Say what you want about Howard, his stats is just behind Elliot and Gurley for all 3 yrs on most items.

  39. @dolphins4 says:
    Wow I didn’t see that coming.
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    Your a Dolphins fan, so of course you didn’t see it. And the Bears just signed Mike Davis.

  40. If you can get a 24-year-old kid who’s averaged 1,100 rushing yards and eight TDs in three NFL seasons fora 6th round pick and a couple million bucks? There is no downside. On the Bears with their QB’s he was asked to be the man, with the Eagles he’s just another weapon.

  41. Fair enough that Howard isn’t a pass-catching back, but with Clement & Smallwood, do we need one?

  42. gohawks7 says:
    March 29, 2019 at 12:16 pm
    Didn’t he have one of the worst yards after contact numbers last year. Seems he was going down way too easy….

    You have it backwards, he was third best in yards after contact.

  43. birdwatcher100 says:
    March 28, 2019 at 10:02 pm
    Brian Martinez says:
    March 28, 2019 at 8:35 pm
    Howie roseman is awful he has never won without foles

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    Uh, and Foles never won without Howie…so your point is?
    *********
    Wrong howie is under 500 every year foles isn’t in locker room so we know foles is the reason

  44. Brian Martinez says:
    March 29, 2019 at 4:25 pm
    birdwatcher100 says:
    March 28, 2019 at 10:02 pm
    Brian Martinez says:
    March 28, 2019 at 8:35 pm
    Howie roseman is awful he has never won without foles

    —————-
    Uh, and Foles never won without Howie…so your point is?
    *********
    Wrong howie is under 500 every year foles isn’t in locker room so we know foles is the reason

    —————-—————-
    Why do people still reply to this troll?

  45. @Not BuyingIt says:
    March 28, 2019 at 9:10 pm
    Not a bad trade, but productive running backs can be had in the draft.
    =================================
    Who says they won’t draft one? Corey Clement is still on the roster. You think Howie doesn’t know? There’s a reason they signed Blount and Ajayi. They drafted Donnell Pomphrey and he can’t get on the field. Leterally cost them nothing.

  46. I dont know what this criticism of Howard is? I’m a Bear fan and this guy produced WELL. But instead fans compare him to a Gurley type and apparently ASSUME that Howards “level” can be easily “picked up” for a 5-6 rd pick RB… REALLY? Most 5-6 round picks are less than 50% chance to even “make” the team! Howard was SOLID and averaged over 1000 yds per year and is TOUGH in short yardage/goal line. NUTS.

    (And, hes a really good teammate in the locker room and a good guy off the field) NUTS!

  47. thekingdp says:
    March 28, 2019 at 8:42 pm
    THIS IS HOWIE DO IT.
    ———————–
    I can’t wait to see Nate Sudfeld in trying to lead them to the playoffs!

  48. Lol,love all the General Managers and N.F.L.,analysts on this thread.Really dont know if The N.FL. Network is looking for help though

  49. Howard can’t catch the ball and can’t break tackles. Cohen, Mike Davis, Patterson, and whatever 4th-5th rd pick RB they take this year will be just fine. Bears fans need to relax. Eagles fans need to temper expectations…Howard is not Deuce Staley.

  50. If trading him away wasn’t dumb enough to trade him to an NFC team that they will likely be battling with for a playoffs spot or facing in the playoffs (because of this move) is just mind-boggling. This combined with not benching their starters in the Vikings finale to avoid a cream puff opponent instead to fight the Eagles. hey wait a second, this is the 2nd time they are HELPING the Eagles? what’s the deal?

  51. can’t catch? Caught 20 of 26 targets this past year. Doesn’t get the ball thrown to him much. He’s consistent. Pretty reliable. At $2mil salary this year, for a 6th/could turn into a 5th? Steal. Great job. Interested to see how Bears utilize Cordarrelle. Like Nagy’s style. Don’t think Davis is an upgrade over Howard. Paying him more money, which I don’t understand.

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