Jordan Howard earns NFL workout (but it isn’t with the Eagles)

Jordan Howard #24, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Jordan Howard #24, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Guess what? Jordan Howard has earned himself a workout! Now, before those of you who have been waiting to hear that get too pumped, we have to point out it won’t be with the Philadelphia Eagles. Sorry guys!

According to Brooke Kirchhofer of CBS’ WWL-TV Channel 4 in New Orleans, the New Orleans Saints are bringing Jordan Howard in to give him a look.

Here’s that tweet.

Jordan Howard should land on his feet in New Orleans, but the Eagles should still be fine at tailback.

Howard has been a favorite of much of the Eagles’ fan base for much of the past three seasons. In the Big Easy, if signed, he’ll compete with Alvin Kamara, Dwayne Washington, Abram Smith, Devine Ozigbo, Mark Ingram, and Tony Jones for a roster spot.

During three seasons in the City of Brotherly Love, Howard appeared in 20 games and made five starts. That includes one playoff game. The results are as follows: 958 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on 212 carries and 88 yards and a receiving touchdown on 12 receptions. 58 of his 224 touches have resulted in first downs.

Howard landed in Philly via an Eagles trade with the Chicago Bears on March 28th of 2019. The Birds shipped off a sixth-round draft choice in the process.

A short but forgettable run in Miami with the Dolphins during the first ten weeks of the 2020 NFL season (he was inactive for weeks five, six, eight, and ten) was sandwiched between two stints in Philadelphia. His first, despite a brief appearance in the regular-season finale, in essence, ended due to a Week 9 shoulder injury versus his former team, Chicago.

His second stint began with some doubt. There were questions about how much juice was left in the tank, but he proved to be up to the task, running with the same downhill style that made him so popular among Eagles fans, but there are still concerns that, with his running style, he’s simply unable to meet the demands of a full 18-week, 17-game season.

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We’ll soon learn the answer to that, but it appears we’ll do so with Howard playing for another franchise. No disrespect is intended to anyone else on New Orleans’ roster, but the day Jordan shows up (if he’s signed), he’ll be among the four or five best tailbacks on their team. Place him behind Kamara and Ingram on the depth chart.