Recently, an NFL Insider suggested that the Philadelphia Eagles could ‘make a lot of sense’ for Jordan Howard’s potential trade destination.
Once again, it sounds like the Philadelphia Eagles front office is getting in on some trade talks. At this point, it’s pretty evident that Eagles’ General Manager Howie Roseman is going to get in on trade action no matter what. If there is a player on the trade block, Howie’s on the phone making a call. It’s never a guarantee that he’s going to get something done, but at least you know he’s trying to make a deal when necessary constantly.
As we know by now, it’s no secret that the Eagles are on the hunt for a running back. With only Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, and Josh Adams on contract for next season, their situation isn’t all that great right now. The Eagles spent a lot of their time at the NFL Combine meeting with running backs. And now, they are rumored to sign one through Free Agency as well potentially.
If they can’t get that done, perhaps they make a trade for somebody then. They have already been rumored to be in the mix for Cleveland’s Duke Johnson. Now, they may be on the phone with the Chicago Bears trying to see what the price for Jordan Howard is.
Are the Eagles interested in Howard?
Ever since the emergence of Tarik Cohen, the Chicago Bears haven’t been as optimistic about Howard’s future in the Bears’ backfield. Hence the reason why Howard’s name popped up around the trade deadline last season. Although the Bears didn’t move him at that time, word around the NFL is that the Bears have been in some discussions regarding a Howard trade. A few teams were interested, but none were specifically named. Despite no teams being identified, an ESPN NFL Insider hints that the Eagles could be one of those teams.
Field Yates of ESPN has been the man with the scoop for a lot of the Eagles recent contract restructures. So if he suggests that Howard makes a lot of sense with the Eagles, it’s definitely something to pay attention to. Howard may only be 24-years-old, but he’s got three years of experience attached to him. During his first two seasons, he’s exceeded 1,000 yards with over five rushing touchdowns. Last year, he was just shy of the 1,000-yard mark with 935 yards.
What would be the cost for the former fifth-round pick? Well, that’s what everybody is wondering. A 24-year-old Jordan Howard might’ve been overshadowed in the Chicago backfield at times, but he’s still a solid contributor. If the Eagles are genuinely on the hunt for a potential three-down back, they should consider a trade with the Bears if it’s a reasonable price