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Jordan Howard | Running Back | #24

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (23) / 11/2/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 224
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2016 / Rd. 5 (150) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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NBC Sports Chicago's John Mullin reports the Bears and Dolphins "have had conversations" about a trade involving Jordan Howard and Jarvis Landry.
According to Mullin, the discussed deal would send Howard and the No. 8 pick to Miami in exchange for Landry, the No. 11 pick, and a third-round selection. Howard has been the engine of the offense since the Bears selected him in the fifth round of the 2016 draft, gaining 2,858 yards from scrimmage in two seasons. Mullin reports new coach Matt Nagy has concerns about Howard's fit in his offense, however, specifically in the passing game. Pro Football Focus has charted Howard with 14 drops in just two seasons. Mar 3 - 2:26 PM

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Jordan Howard said he's excited to work with new head coach Matt Nagy.

Howard was still productive in 2017 — he topped 1,000 yards rushing for the second straight year — but grew frustrated with the Bears' predictable offense. "Everybody knew what we were going do, they knew what was coming pretty much every play so it was pretty easy for them to stop us," Howard said Thursday. "Now, I feel like we're going to be a lot more creative and have defenses off balance." The Chiefs' offense took off after Nagy assumed play-calling duties in 2017.
Feb 1 - 12:31 PM

Jordan Howard rushed nine times for nine yards in the Bears' Week 17 loss to the Vikings.

The sophomore added a five-yard reception. Howard was a true 2017 rollercoaster, alternating huge games and dismal duds as the Bears' rushing attack ebbed and flowed with game script. Although Howard posted declines in total yardage, yards per carry and receptions, he essentially duplicated his rookie campaign, which in this case is a great thing. Howard's first year was viewed as unrepeatable by many. The 23-year-old has shown he can be a workhorse back in the NFL. We would expect whoever replaces John Fox to stay committed to Howard on early downs in 2018.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 04:21:00 PM

Jordan Howard rushed 22 times for 44 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Browns.

Working behind an offensive line missing two starters, Howard found little room to run all afternoon, but made up for that lack of yardage with a pair of rushing touchdowns. Howard's first score came on a 2-yard run on the Bears' second drive of the game. He then added a 16-yard score off the left side on the opening possession of the second half to put Chicago up 13-3. The pair of touchdowns gave Howard six on the year versus the AFC North. Chicago will close their season next week at Minnesota.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:14:00 PM

Jordan Howard rushed 10 times for 37 yards while catching all four of his targets for 26 yards in Saturday's loss to the Lions.

After rushing for 125 yards against the Lions in Week 11, Howard found no room to operate early in the game on the ground before the Bears were game scripted out of running the ball. Howard has been a feast or famine fantasy option all season long and Saturday was fifth time that he has followed up a 100-yard rushing game with a dud. Howard will be a boom or bust RB2 next week in a positive matchup versus the Browns in Week 16.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 08:05:00 PM

Jordan Howard rushed 23 times for 147 yards and two touchdowns and caught 1-of-2 targets for eight yards in the Bears' Week 14 win over the Bengals.

With no Vontaze Burfict (concussion) on the other side, the Bears opened gaping holes against the Bengals' defense throughout Sunday's game, and Howard trucked defenders for chunk-yardage runs throughout. Howard has proven to be a boom-bust RB2 because he is so game flow dependent, but game flow certainly worked in his favor in this one. Howard will get another plus matchup when the Bears visit the run-defense-leaky Lions in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 04:12:00 PM

Jordan Howard managed 38 yards on 13 carries and lost five yards on his lone reception in the Bears' Week 13 loss to San Francisco.

He finished with 33 total yards in what appeared to be a prime spot against the 49ers. San Francisco controlled the ball, however, peeling off 73 offensive plays compared to Chicago's 36, and therefore all of Bears box-score production was limited. Purely a boom-bust RB2 option at this point due to his utter lack of receiving skills, Howard gets a worse matchup in Week 14 at Cincinnati.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 04:16:00 PM

Jordan Howard rushed seven times for six yards and caught two passes for 13 yards in the Bears' Week 12 loss to the Eagles.

This was always going to be a tough game for Howard, and the rest of the offense did not help by failing to get anything going around him. The rushing output was a career-low for the running back, one yard less than his disastrous outing in Week 2 against the Bucs. He bounced back for 166 total yards and two scores after that performance, and he will be in a good get-right spot at home against the 49ers next week.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 04:59:00 PM

Jordan Howard notched 125 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries Sunday in the Bears’ Week 11 loss to the Lions.

Howard enjoyed a nice bounce-back game after underwhelming in a plus matchup against the Packers last week (54 yards on 15 carries). He ceded the game’s first carry to Tarik Cohen but made his presence felt by delivering his longest run of the season on a 50-yard burst later in the first quarter. Howard brought Chicago down to the one-yard line, though he didn’t have a chance to punch it in as Mitchell Trubisky capped the drive with a touchdown pass to Adam Shaheen off play-action. The second-year back would not be denied, however, as Howard delivered a 12-yard touchdown scamper in the second quarter. That ended a five-game touchdown drought for Howard, who topped 100 yards rushing for the 11th time in his career on Sunday. He’ll be an obvious RB1 against the Eagles in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 06:08:00 PM

Jordan Howard was held to 54 yards on 15 carries in the Bears' Week 10 loss to the Packers.

Howard lost five yards on his first three carries and never got going thereafter as the Packers' defensive line dominated in the trenches. Howard also showed his basement-low floor with zero passing-game targets, turning in an abysmal fantasy line. Howard will get a chance to rebound in next week's bout with the Lions, who struggled to slow down the Browns' running game in Week 10.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 04:09:00 PM

Jordan Howard had 23 carries for 102 yards in Week 8 against the Saints.

Howard got a heavy workload early, but fell out of the gameplan in the second half. He added three catches for 19 yards in the pass game. Howard had Tarik Cohen vulture a goal-line TD and hasn't scored since Week 4. He's on pace for 1,324 yards and eight touchdowns going into Chicago's Week 9 bye.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 04:29:00 PM

Jordan Howard rushed 21 times for 65 yards in the Bears' Week 7 win over the Panthers.

With the Bears hiding Mitchell Trubisky as much as possible, the Panthers loaded up to stop the run, and Howard had nowhere to run against a quality defense. He did pad his stats with 25 yards including an 11-yard gain on a clock-killing drive to close out the game, but it was a disappointing fantasy day coming off a 167-yard explosion last week against the Ravens. Howard should be able to get back on track next week in New Orleans.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 03:57:00 PM

Jordan Howard rushed 36 times for 167 yards and caught his lone target for a gain of nine in the Bears' Week 6 upset of Baltimore.

He out-touched Tarik Cohen 37 to 15. Howard chipped away at the Ravens' defense with chunk-yardage runs in regulation before ripping a 53-yard tackle-breaking gain down the left sideline in overtime, which helped set up Connor Barth's game-winning field goal. Howard now has at least 19 touches in four straight games. He has regained every-week RB1 value entering a Week 7 date with the Panthers.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 04:41:00 PM

Jordan Howard rushed 19 times for 76 yards in the Bears' Week 5 loss to the Vikings.

He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Howard out-touched backfield mates Tarik Cohen (7) and Benny Cunningham (3) by a wide margin and has now seen at least 18 carries in three-straight games. He's very clearly the No. 1 again after Cohen's big opening to the season. Howard also had a long touchdown run called back on a questionable holding call by C Cody Whitehair on Monday. Treat him as a solid, but unspectacular, RB2 for Week 6 against the Ravens.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 12:01:00 AM

Jordan Howard rushed 18 times for 53 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' Week 4 loss to the Packers, adding two receptions for 10 additional yards.

True to form, Howard also committed a brutal drop. He was also seen favoring his troublesome shoulder, but never checked out of the game. Howard deserves credit for playing at far less than 100 percent the past two weeks (five days). For the second straight game, he soundly out-touched and out-snapped Tarik Cohen. The Bears have made a re-commitment to their early-down back after seemingly wavering in Weeks 1 and 2. Howard will be a firm RB2 for next week's game against the Vikings.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 12:33:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Mitchell Trubisky
2Chase Daniel
3Tyler Bray
RB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3Taquan Mizzell
GLB1Jordan Howard
2Tarik Cohen
3RB1Tarik Cohen
2Jordan Howard
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Allen Robinson
2Josh Bellamy
3Tanner Gentry
4Mekale McKay
WR21Cameron Meredith
2Taylor Gabriel
3Kevin White
4DeMarcus Ayers
WR31Taylor Gabriel
TE1Trey Burton
2Dion Sims
3Adam Shaheen
4Daniel Brown
5Ben Braunecker
LT1Charles Leno
2Bradley Sowell
LG1Kyle Long
2Jordan Morgan
C1Cody Whitehair
2Hroniss Grasu
3Travis Averill
RG1Eric Kush
2Cameron Lee
3Will Pericak
RT1Bobby Massie
2Brandon Greene
K1Cody Parkey