Former Eagles who also have roots and connections to the Bears
It isn’t hard to find Eagles fans that absolutely love Jordan Howard.
The Chicago Bears would select Jordan Howard in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft after a successful career at UAB and Indiana University. His first two seasons in the NFL were very impressive as he ran through everyone en route to 2,435 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Following a decent third outing, he was traded on March 28th of 2019, Howard would get traded to the Eagles for a sixth-round draft choice, and he had a decent year for the Birds in his first season with the team, running for 525 yards and six touchdowns before suffering a shoulder injury. He missed Week 11 through Week 16 and played one snap versus the New York Giants in the regular-season finale but didn’t tally any carries or rushing yards from Week 10 on.
Philly’s ninth game of the campaign was one versus Howard’s former team. He enjoyed some measure of revenge, tallying 82 rushing yards and one touchdown in a 22-14 victory.
He would leave the Eagles and join the Dolphins in the 2020 season, but he enjoyed minimal success. He was waived in November and eventually rejoined the Birds in late November as a member of the practice squad. In 2021 season, he found some redemption.
Despite only playing in seven games, he racked up 406 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
Jordan Howard won’t be voted into the Hall of Fame. He won’t be recognized as one of the best Eagles ever, but he’s beloved by many members of the loyal Eagles contingent. If you ever watched the ferocity with which he ran, it’s easy to see why.