The Philadelphia Eagles dealt with numerous injuries in the backfield last season. Now, they've seemingly solved that problem in a colossal way.
The Eagles have acquired Jordan Howard from the Chicago Bears in exchange for a conditional 2020 sixth-round draft pick, which can turn to a fifth-rounder.
The Bears have had Howard on the trade block for the entirety of the offseason, mostly in part to the rise of Tarik Cohen in 2018, and the signing of Mike Davis at the start of the new league year.
In regards to last season, Howard is coming off his worst statistical campaign in the NFL. He rushed for 935 yards on 250 carries (3.7 average), well short of his first two seasons, in which he eclipsed 1,000 ground yards.
Bears get not all that much for a guy who has rushed for more than 3,300 yards in three seasons https://t.co/HYVEUwdvOJ— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 29, 2019
Philadelphia currently has Corey Clement and Josh Adams as the top running backs on the team. Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles are currently on the open market, with the Eagles showing no intention of bringing them back.
A change of scenery can benefit Howard, who finds himself behind a stout offensive line in Philadelphia. And it's a huge win for the Eagles, who got him at a cheap price.