Jordan Howard working to re-establish himself with Eagles

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Running back Jordan Howard ran for 935 yards and nine touchdowns with the Bears last season, but the year wasn’t up to the standard that Howard had set for himself in his first two NFL seasons.

Howard’s dipped to 3.7 yards per carry and the Bears responded by trading him to the Eagles for a conditional 2020 sixth-round pick this offseason. That’s not a hefty return and Howard knows that the coming season offers a chance to restore some value.

“I am looking to re-establish myself,” Howard said, via Philly.com. “I fell off last year and want to get back to the consistent player I have been in the past.”

The Eagles finished 30th in yards per carry and 28th in yards per game last season, so they could use a revival in the backfield of their own. Howard and second-round pick Miles Sanders were acquired in hopes of sparking such a revival as the Eagles bid for a third straight postseason bid.

7 responses to “Jordan Howard working to re-establish himself with Eagles

  1. he is the perfect back for the Eagles, and they got him for a bag of peanuts. they needed that bigger back to run between the tackles to compliment the shiftier receiving backs like Sproles, Clement, etc. Adams could turn out to be that back too, but they dont quite kniw yet.
    and if he does have a big year and decides to sign with a different team to a decent sized contract next offseason they will get a comp draft pick in 2021 depending on how much they spend.
    Howie is a damn good GM. Its beyond me why they took away his power and give it to Chip Kelly… but thank god he didnt leave the organization and Jeffrey Lurie finally came to his senses!! i thought it was going to take years to clean up the mess Chip left behind.

  2. This trade was win-win-win. Howard had over 1,100 yards the year prior. The Bears did not trade because of production. The trade had a lot to do with having stud Cohen in their backfield.

    Eagles, Howard, and the Bears will all benefit from the trade.

  3. beernap says:
    August 6, 2019 at 8:34 am
    This trade was win-win-win. Howard had over 1,100 yards the year prior. The Bears did not trade because of production. The trade had a lot to do with having stud Cohen in their backfield.

    Eagles, Howard, and the Bears will all benefit from the trade.
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    Not necessarily. They aren’t looking at Cohen as a three-down back

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