What were the ten best runs by Jordan Howard in his rookie season?
Jordan Howard had an incredible rookie season. He had 45 runs of 10 yards or more, and 10 runs of 20 yards or more. While it was a tough task to narrow all of his runs down to the final ten, we have done it. These are not just the ten longest runs of the season, but the ones in which he highlighted his skill set the best. Situation, line and opponent were factored into these runs. With all that said, here are Jordan Howard’s 10 best runs.
Number Ten, Week 11, Chicago Bears at New York Giants
This play highlights the smarts, vision and fluidness of Howard that should have Bears fans excited for what is to come. In a close game against a playoff team Howard uses all of these traits to create a first down for himself and keep his team in the game. Howard runs to the outside but uses his vision and patience to see the talented defense swarming. Howard has the ability to slow down, let the hole form in front of him and hit it with precision and speed. It is like watching the Red Sea part as he creates the first down for himself.
Number Nine, Week 13: San Francisco 49ers at Chicago Bears
In a game where Howard hit his career high in carries, this run of 25 yards highlighted the teams third win. Howard uses his burst and vision to hit the hole in stride, then fakes out the safety to grab extra yards. The run was Howard’s seventh longest of the season.