Instant Analysis: Eagles Bring Jordan Howard Back For Another Stint With Team

NFL: NOV 03 Bears at Eagles
PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 03: Philadelphia Eagles Running Back Jordan Howard (24) rushes for a first down during the game between the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles on November 3, 2019 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia Eagles had a busy Wednesday evening. As soon as news broke that the team is signing former Vikings linebacker Eric WIlson, Howie Roseman and company announced that their moves for the day weren’t finished there.

The Eagles resigned running back Jordan Howard for what will be his third stint with the team in as many years. The team once traded a 6th round pick for the former Bears running back. He had a pretty good season with that team back in 2019.

Jordan finished his first season with the Eagles with 525 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns. He did this while averaging 4.4 yards per carry in 10 games. The 26-year-old ended up losing his starting role to rookie running back Miles Sanders after going down with a significant injury.

After leaving Philly for Miami during the 2019 offseason, Jordan Howard found himself back in midnight green. Shortly after being released by the Dolphins, the Eagles swooped in and claimed him. Jordan spent most of the season last year on the team’s practice squad. This has led to a lot of people asking questions as to why he was signed.

Impact on Eagles

The team needed someone behind Miles Sanders with Howard’s skill set. Howard’s power running fits the perfect mold for what the team needs. Now, the Eagles have their insurance just in case Sanders is hampered with another injury to begin the season.

Jordan and Miles could play the Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hynes role for Nick Sirianni and company. With Miles being the featured back, Howard could help relieve him and the offense by taking on a good amount of snaps next season. Overall, this is a smart move for the Birds just as it is a safe move.

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