At 6 feet, 224 pounds, Howard brings power to the ground and he brings a nose to the end zone. Howard's 18 touchdowns since 2017 are tied to the third most in the NFL behind Rams & Todd Gurley (30) and New Orleans & # 39; Alvin Kamara (22). Howard and Dallas Ezekiel Elliott are the only two ongoing rumors in the NFL with 900 plus yards rushing in each of the last three seasons. And in short-term situations (third or fourth and 2 or less), Howard converted 74 percent of his options last season (23 of 31), just behind Elliott, who was successful 76 percent of the time (35 of 46). Howard's "explosive" serial numbers have fallen since his rookie season, but the eagles believe he will fit into the offense as a movement chain that runs back, which can act as a checkdown receiver in the passing game.
Having to acquire Howard means the Eagles are finished in the reluctant position? Of course not.
As head coach Doug Pederson said in Phoenix, he wants more players in each position. What Howard brings is a different dimension to what Eagles had in the running room ̵
This is an excellent feature of Roseman and Eagles, which gives up very little compared to the 2020 draft – one where they expect to get at least three compensating draft picks – and in return get someone they know will be there week in and week out. And after harming the ripped back position in 2018, it's a good thing to know.
Howard ends in 2018, leading rushing Josh Adams, a second-year-old, Wendell Smallwood in his fourth season and third-year-old Corey Clement, who is developing after having suffered a knee injury last November. And with the NFL draft still four weeks away, free body is still open and the trading deadline is not until mid-2019 season, everything is possible. Roseman always works with the phones and always seeks a way to upgrade Eagles roster.
He did it with the addition of Howard. After sitting quietly for the first few weeks in the free agency relating to the recurring position, Roseman got an agreement with Bears in Arizona. Are you surprised? You shouldn't know Roseman's track record. Having a big, strong run back, which the eagles had with LeGarrette Blount in the Super Bowl season, works in short-term situations, ahead of the chains and determined in target torques.
Jordan Howard suits what the ears are looking for a tee. He won't wow you with flash and dash, but you're going to see running behind a strong offensive line that moves the chains, picks up critically early downward yardage and spikes the ball after touchdowns. Defense must respect Howard near the finish line. The eagles did better in running position and in misdemeanor on Thursday night thanks to a league meeting time when Roseman stepped down and got a deal done.