The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired running back Jordan Howard from the Chicago Bears for a 2020 sixth-round draft pick. That pick could become a fifth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Philadelphia needed a three down running back in the worst way. It was a surprise that Chicago traded away Jordan Howard for basically nothing. The Eagles now have their number one running back for next season. With this move, it most likely means they are not bringing back running back Jay Ajayi.
Howard rushed for 935 yards on 250 carries and nine touchdowns last season with the Bears. He also caught 20 passes for 145 yards receiving.
Jordan Howard was a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He is only 24 years old. Howard could exceed very well in this offense. He will not be the only running back used on this team. Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, and Josh Adams will also be used.
Those running backs will be really good as second and third running backs, but those players are not number one running backs. The Eagles really missed that last season when Jay Ajayi went down with injury.