Indiana Football: Jordan Howard on the move, signs with Dolphins

Jordan Howard, Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
Jordan Howard, Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images) /

Former Indiana standout Jordan Howard is on the move in NFL free-agency as he signed a new contract with the Miami Dolphins.

NFL free-agency has been upon us for just 24 hours and already Jordan Howard is on the move as he signed a new deal with the Miami Dolphins.

According to NFL insider Adam Schefter, the former Indiana football standout signed a two-year deal worth more than $10 million on Tuesday.

During an injury plagued 2019 season in which he played just nine games, Howard rushed for 525 yards and six touchdowns on 119 carries. Failing to rush for more than 100 yards in any game, the former Eagles running back will look for a fresh start in a wide-open backfield with the Dolphins.

A fifth-round pick in 2016, Howard rushed for an average of 1,124 yards in his first three seasons, all with the Chicago Bears, and was named to the Pro Bowl in his rookie season.

Despite the down year last year, the crowded backfield of the Eagles and the injuries definitely played a factor. If Howard can stay on the field, expect him to return to the form he showed in Chicago where he set a Bears’ rookie record in yards (1,313) while being second in the NFL in rushing yardage that same year.

Last season the Dolphins rushed for just 1,156 yards as a team with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick leading the roster with 243 yards.

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