A lot of Chicago Bears fans are disappointed by the trade of Jordan Howard. However, there are reasons to trust in Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace
When the Chicago Bears traded Jordan Howard it was not a surprise. When the trade was for a future sixth-round pick, some fans had a sour taste in their mouths. A sixth-round pick is not much and at the best, it can turn into a fifth.
A lot of fans are in a tough spot. On one side is the Executive of the Year Ryan Pace, and the Coach of the Year Matt Nagy. On the other is Jordan Howard and his breakout rookie season that led to a solid three-year run.
While Howard is gone to Philadelphia, he can be wished the best. However, there also can be a reason to buy into what Pace and Nagy are looking to do.
These are the five reasons why Chicago Bears fans need to trust Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy.
History with running backs
If there is one thing we know about Ryan Pace, it is that he knows how to draft in the middle rounds. Some of the best players on the team today are gems he has found in the middle rounds. Eddie Jackson, Adrian Amos, and Tarik Cohen were all found later than most starters can be found.
Speaking of Cohen, he can join Jordan Howard as prime examples of running backs that Ryan Pace has found in the draft. In the same way we are trusting him to replace Bryce Callahan and Adrian Amos-players he acquired as a UDFA and in the draft-we should be trusting him with Howard considering he found him and Cohen.
On the other end, Matt Nagy has clear ties to Kareem Hunt, as he helped fuel speculation that the Bears may be interested in the troubled running back. That is a running back found in round three who had some success in the NFL.
Matt Nagy and Ryan Pace brought in Anthony Miller together. They signed Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel together. They have brought in NFL skill players with high upside. They have been strong at finding running backs on their own and together have a clear vision that should be trusted.