Bears RB Howard wants to see more targets
- Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard expects a larger role in his offense’s passing game in 2017, according to the Chicago Tribune.
- Howard led all running backs with 8 drops last season, also giving him the league’s worst drop rate on 37 catchable targets.
- Overall, he wasn’t very effective as a receiver, even when he did hang onto the pass. He finished with just a 1.00 average yards per route run, which ranked 38th out of 43 qualifying running backs.
- Of all the routes he ran, Howard was most effective in the screen game. 141 of his 298 total receiving yards came on 12 catches on screen plays, good for a 101.3 passer rating for his quarterbacks.
- In 2017, he’ll face plenty of competition for snaps on passing downs with the return of Jeremy Langford and the addition of veteran Benny Cunningham and rookie Tarik Cohen.