The Chicago Bears aren’t rushing to deal Jordan Howard, but the ‘For Sale’ sign is still up.
The Chicago Bears have been fortunate enough to have not one, but two productive running backs in their backfield. First, it started with their former mid-round draft pick, Jordan Howard. As Howard wasn’t a top-priority pick a few years ago, his emergence during his rookie season was a pleasant surprise for the Bears back in 2016.
Although Howard was highly productive out of the Chicago backfield, they felt as though he was a bit one-dimensional. Being a power back, who isn’t as productive in the receiving game could be a bit problematic in today’s NFL. Therefore, the Bears went out and drafted another running back the following year. That’s when they got Tarik Cohen in the fourth-round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Bears ended up hitting on both of their backfields picks in back to back seasons. Unfortunately, they are more sold on one, rather than the other though. So with the Bears having less interest in Jordan Howard, who also has a contract year coming up, they may try to get some value for him this year before the 2019 NFL Season kicks off.