The Bears have a proud tradition at running back, and Jordan Howard has brought home another honor for the team in that regard.
Howard was third in the NFL this year for rushing yards per game (at 87.5), and he did it on only 252 attempts. With 5.21 yards per attempt, he actually out-gained Ezekiel Elliot on a per-rush basis, coming in 4th in the NFL in that regard (per Sporting Charts).
After year in which he broke Matt Forte’s single-season rookie rushing record, the player out of Indiana quickly became a fan favorite. There was some agitation that he did not make the Pro Bowl (even if fans understood how that might be, given the team’s poor performance this season).
However, the oversight has been corrected. Howard has made the Pro Bowl as an alternate, replacing David Johnson. Howard certainly earned the honor, and his play was one of the few bright spots of an otherwise frustrating Bears season.