Rumors started swirling after the NFL Combine that teams were talking with the Bears about potential trade terms for running back Jordan Howard, and it appears the Eagles were one of them. The team made things official, acquiring Howard for a 2020 draft pick. Adam Schefter is reporting it’s a sixth-round draft pick that could turn into a fifth-rounder.
Howard is coming off his third season in the NFL, his first two resulting in over 1,000 rushing yards, and he just barely missed the mark for the third year in a row with 935 yards in 2018 — if you include receiving yards, however, Howard has surpassed 1,000 total yards from scrimmage every year of his NFL career —, and 25 total touchdowns. And, this includes two seasons pre-Matt Nagy when the Bears went 3-13 and 5-11.
The running back was drafted by the Bears in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. This gives the Eagles one more year with Howard under his rookie contract before having to potentially shell out quite a bit more money for the rusher.
Five days after asking BGN readers whether the Eagles should make the trade for Howard, reactions seemed mostly positive, especially with the right trade terms.
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