Howard began his NFL career with such promise, rushing for over 1,300 yards as a rookie. He performed very well for the Chicago Bears before being dealt to the Eagles for draft compensation.
In his first season with the Eagles, Howard had 119 carries for 525 yards and six touchdowns. Once the 2019 season ended, he signed a two-year, $9.75 million contract with the Miami Dolphins.
For whatever reason, Howard was unable to really establish himself in Miami. As a result, he was waived during the 2020 season.
Philadelphia signed Howard to its practice squad in late 2020. He then signed a one-year deal with the team in April.
It became very apparent in the preseason that Howard was not nearly as explosive as Miles Sanders, Boston Scott or Kenneth Gainwell. As a result, he didn’t make the Eagles’ 53-man roster.
Jordan Howard is not on the Eagles 53 man roster right now
They are only keeping three running back’s. Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Kenneth Gainwell
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) August 31, 2021
Howard has a little over a week to look for a new home before the regular season begins. Of course, it’s possible he ends up back in Philly later this year.
At this stage in his career, Howard should be strictly utilized as a short-yardage running back. He simply doesn’t have the burst to play every down.
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