A good soldier. A bulldozer of a running back. A man humble beyond his years. And a player at a position that isn’t a premium value.
Jordan Howard presents everything to the Bears’ backfield in the short term, but leaves a lot desired as a versatile tailback, or even purely a tailback alone. Following Instagram fervor and the draft moving on the horizon, Chicago still has time to move forward with a guy they might not deem perfect for their new offense. Which isn’t to say that Howard can’t play, because he can. Ultimately, it’s Matt Nagy’s decision, but the time for this situation’s resolution is ticking for 2018.
To help break down this insanity, Windy City Gridiron staff writer Andrew Link joined me on the latest WCG Radio. From unnecessary social media drama, to value, to the devil everyone knows in Howard, we made sense of what a trade of him would mean to the Bears. Plus, we began our draft previews: ironically starting with running backs and receivers.
On this episode of WCG Radio
Windy City Gridiron staff writer Andrew Link hops on to break down Jordan Howard’s Bears future and begin 2018 Draft outlooks.
- Social media reporting galore: what should the Bears do with Howard?
- Where there’s smoke, there’s fire: diagnosing the likelihood and benefits of a trade
- The devil you know, versus the devil you don’t
- How does Howard fit in Nagy’s offense if he stays?
- Best potential trade destinations for the Bears’ bulldozer and top value
- Previewing the draft’s receivers featuring all around explosive “rockets”
- Draft running back positional previews featuring “ballerinas” with amazing feet
- Hypotheticals of immediate impact and draft fantasy
Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for The Rock River Times, an editor for Windy City Gridiron and Inside The Pylon, and is a contributor to Pro Football Weekly and The Athletic Chicago. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.