Howard has been declining
Jordan Howard broke onto the scene as a rookie and caught a lot of fans by storm. However, he has slowly declined since then. His catches and carries declined every single year since his rookie campaign. It is not just that he was seeing the ball less either. He has been much less efficient.
His yards per carry has dropped by the year, his explosive play rate has dropped and his first downs gained has dropped every year in his NFL career.
There are plenty of excuses to be listed for Howard, and some of them can be valid. When you look into Howard and his rookie year you have to wonder if he will ever get back to that type of
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When he is on the field, teams load up on the box on him. He has three seasons over 200 carries and has taken a heavy workload against loaded boxes. His lack of versatility combined with declining explosion is worth noting.
Even with the Eagles, it is unlikely to see him get the type of the work he got early into his career. The Chicago Bears got three great seasons out of Jordan Howard. One season was insanely special and presented a bright spot in an otherwise gloomy season. For that, he will be remembered as a great Bears.
The Chicago Bears got solid production, and they got out before attaching serious money to Jordan Howard. We can trust the Bears to get similar out of another running back and hope to get a similar rookie season with a climb of production from there.