The Jordan Howard trade speculation is finally over.

Thursday night, the Bears announced that they have traded Howard to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 2020 conditional sixth round draft pick. The pick can become a fifth rounder, however.

Trading Howard ends speculation of how the 24-year-old fits into head coach Matt Nagy's offensive scheme. Howard posted consecutive 1,000 yard rush seasons under former head coach John Fox in 2016 and 2017. While he ran for 935 yards in 2018, he ran for 3.7 yards/carry, down from 5.2 (2016) and 4.1 (2017).

Bears offensive lineman Kyle Long reacted to the news on Twitter.

With Howard on the move, the Bears are left with Tarik Cohen and Mike Davis on their running back depth chart. Howard is set to hit free agency following the 2019 season.

 

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