Jordan Howard unconcerned about report of Eagles trade talk

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Running back Jordan Howard came to the Eagles in an offseason trade with the Bears and he’s expected to join Miles Sanders as the top backs on the offense to open the regular season, but that apparently didn’t stop the Eagles from considering another trade.

Albert Breer of SI.com reported on Wednesday that the Eagles offered Howard to the Chargers in a deal for Melvin Gordon that would have also included a swap of mid-round draft picks. In an update, Breer revised that it was “more of conceptual conversation that hadn’t gotten to any serious stage” and that conversation went nowhere in any case.

Howard was asked about that report later in the day and basically shrugged his shoulders.

“I didn’t hear about that, but that’s not my job, to worry about it, my job is just to focus on what’s on hand right now,” Howard said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “That doesn’t really make me feel any kind of way. It’s good people are interested in me or whatever.”

It remains to be seen exactly how the Eagles divvy up the work in the backfield, which also includes Darren Sproles and Corey Clement, but it seems unlikely that Gordon will be part of the equation unless things take a dramatic turn.

17 responses to “Jordan Howard unconcerned about report of Eagles trade talk

  1. Howard is an underrated back, he was used poorly in Chicago last year, given the right system he will produce very well. Chicago having bad QB they had to rely on gimmicks he just didnt fit into.

  2. Howie Roseman has long said he calls everybody about everybody.
    This sort of ‘call’ is to be expected.

  3. Melvin Gordon won’t be a participating part of any team this year, and he’s done it to himself.

  4. Vikings4Life says:
    September 5, 2019 at 7:17 am
    Howard is an underrated back, he was used poorly in Chicago last year, given the right system he will produce very well. Chicago having bad QB they had to rely on gimmicks he just didnt fit into.

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    a vikings fan making fun of the bears qb? thats rich. last time i looked, you had kirk cousins right? no room to talk buddy.

  5. thejetssuck2001 says:
    September 5, 2019 at 8:09 am

    ‘a vikings fan making fun of the bears qb? thats rich. last time i looked, you had kirk cousins right? no room to talk buddy.’
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    Hey look I am impressed by the Bears turn around, especially impressed by the D…but…

    You do realize Cousins threw for over 1,000 more yards than Trubs did right… We are not talking just a few more yards Trubs literally had about 75% the passing production.

    …and Howard can be a good back somewhere but Cohen fits the Bears offense much better IMO

  6. thejetssuck2001 says:
    September 5, 2019 at 8:09 am
    Vikings4Life says:
    September 5, 2019 at 7:17 am
    Howard is an underrated back, he was used poorly in Chicago last year, given the right system he will produce very well. Chicago having bad QB they had to rely on gimmicks he just didnt fit into.

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    a vikings fan making fun of the bears qb? thats rich. last time i looked, you had kirk cousins right? no room to talk buddy.
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    This is truly baffling when I see people mention Kirk Cousins like he’s some type of joke. He is waaaaaaaaaaay better than the Bears QB. It’s nit even a question to me.

    Kirk Cousins 2018:
    4298 yards passing, 30tds, 10ints,70.1completion percentage,99.7 QBR

    Seriously? That’s a bad QB? Do you even watch the game?

  7. This is truly baffling when I see people mention Kirk Cousins like he’s some type of joke. He is waaaaaaaaaaay better than the Bears QB. It’s nit even a question to me.

    Kirk Cousins 2018:
    4298 yards passing, 30tds, 10ints,70.1completion percentage,99.7 QBR

    Seriously? That’s a bad QB? Do you even watch the game?

    But he never rises to the occasion for a big game. Great regular season stats mean very little if he can’t do it when it counts the most.

  8. Jordan Howard practiced all offseason prior to 2018 on his pass catching skills. The Bears offense ignored his hard work and basically only ran the ball when he was in the game. I don’t know if it’s because Howard just can’t handle it or Trubisky didn’t trust him or something in between. He was constantly open in the flat or as a bail out/check down option last year and time and again they went another direction, sometimes with a horrible outcome. If a team gave him a chance, he might increase his value by making him multidimensional. His rookie year he caught 29 passes for 300 yards. It’s not like he has stone hands.

  9. Gordon is good but why would the Chargers want to get into the highly paid RB business if they can get a decent mid round pick and have plenty of viable replacements, while sending him to the other conference? A backfield of Howard, Ekeler and Justin Jackson sounds pretty decent to me.

  10. Everybody who thinks Jordan Howard is good didn’t watch Bears games. He was good as a rookie. After that.. not so much.

  11. @daysend564 says:
    September 5, 2019 at 12:47 pm
    Roseman thinks he is smarter than he actually is. He was probably laughed at on the call/contact.
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    Same thing happened leading up the 2017 season…

  12. pete2112 says:
    September 5, 2019 at 9:48 am
    This is truly baffling when I see people mention Kirk Cousins like he’s some type of joke. He is waaaaaaaaaaay better than the Bears QB. It’s nit even a question to me.

    Kirk Cousins 2018:
    4298 yards passing, 30tds, 10ints,70.1completion percentage,99.7 QBR

    Seriously? That’s a bad QB? Do you even watch the game?

    But he never rises to the occasion for a big game. Great regular season stats mean very little if he can’t do it when it counts the most.
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    You gotta love it when people claim “he” never does this or “he” never does that refering to a QB, well its a “TEAM” game and that means the “TEAM” didn’t rise to the occasion, not just the QB! Blaming it all on the QB is a sign of someone who knows very little about the game, what part of “TEAM” sport don’t you understand?

  13. daysend564 says:
    September 5, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Roseman thinks he is smarter than he actually is. He was probably laughed at on the call/contact.

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    Whether or not you or I feel he’s smart is irrelevant. What is relevant, however, is the Eagles’ record since he’s been the GM. It’s impressive to say the least.

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