3 Reasonable expectations for Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard

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Five rushing touchdowns would be a huge win for this Philadelphia Eagles team.

Okay, if the math serves us correctly, Jordan Howard, for his career, is a 4.2 yards-per-carry tailback. He’s racked up a 4.4 yards-per-carry average as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, but that number dipped significantly last season.

He averaged out a 1.71 average as a member of both the Birds and Miami Dolphins during 2020’s NFL campaign.

Some of you are saying that Howard should have plenty in the tank after not being utilized for much of the back half of 2019 and the majority of 2020. That isn’t factual. The truth, as mentioned earlier, is this. Howard isn’t quite cooked, but the burners are on and he’s sweating.

If he can be even remotely what he was for most of his career, those five to seven carries a game wind up being 85 to 119 totes as stated. At 4.4 yards per rush, that gives the Philadelphia Eagles 374 to 524 yards on the ground.

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If anything close to that happens, no Birds fan will complain. Figure a few red zone attempts and maybe five rushing touchdowns, and we’ll all be able to say that having Howard back in an Eagles jersey was well worth the investment. Cross your fingers. Let’s see what happens.