Jordan Howard is fast becoming the next great hero for Chicago Bears fans. People love an underdog and he fits the bill perfect. For the first time in the Super Bowl era the Bears have a Pro Bowl running back who didn’t come from the first two rounds of a draft. A lonely late rounder was he, destined for backup duty behind the heir apparent to Matt Forte in Jeremy Langford.
Fast forward to the end of the season and the script has flipped. He’s making it seem like Forte was never on the roster, finishing second in the NFL in rushing with 1,313 yards. The fact he did so without starting the first three games of the season makes it an even more remarkable feat. Not to mention a testament to his talent, drive and work ethic.
Since then people have wanted to learn more about him. He easily has one of the more inspiring stories in recent memory, but what of his experience as a rookie? Turns around there are some titillating tales, including one that will absolutely leave Bears fans in stitches.