Bear the pain, trade Jordan Howard
The Chicago Bears offseason has been a busy one. For the second time in 10 years, the Mccaskey family forked out big dollars for an elite WR, giving QB Mitchell Trubisky enough weapons to develop into an elite Player. The Bears offensive roster has upgraded tremendously, but there is one more move that the bears must make for the sake of the team...
That nigga Jordan Howard gotta go
Don’t get me wrong, Howard is a fucking beast! Averaging nearly 1,200 yard rushing seasons is no easy feat. He’s easily one of the Top 5 running backs in the NFL. But let’s face the truth: that won’t last long
Dominant power Running backs come and go every year. Remember When Eddie Lacy was good? How about Peyton Hillis? Alfred Morris?. There are VERY FEW runningbacks that have a shelf life over 4 years, and those running backs can catch the football. Jordan Howard can’t do that.
Howard is a pro style running back. He will thrive best in singleback & “I” formations, which the Bears will see less of with new coach Matt Nagy. Although, most of Howard’s great runs have come from outside zone plays, he lacks breakaway speed. His acceleration is great, but he’s overall slow as fuck and he definitely isn’t gonna get any faster as the years continue.
At best, Jordan Howard has about three good years left, meaning he’s at the peak of his career and he’s closing in on the end of his rookie contract. Why not trade him while his value is high? The Chicago bears can put him on the Block and possibly get a 2nd & 3rd rounder or even two 2nd round picks for him!
So is Tarik Cohen the answer? Hell no. The kid is a beast, but he’s a tiny ass nigga. No way he can bare 20 carries a game for an entire season. If someone make that trade this year, the Bears can/should draft a younger, more versatile back with breakaway speed such as Rashad Penny, Derrius Guice, Sony Michel, even Nick Chubb.