News & Analysis

Howard hopes eye procedure will help his receiving

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 27: Quarterback Matt Barkley #12 of the Chicago Bears passes to Jordan Howard #24 in the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Soldier Field on November 27, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

  • Per Chicago Sun Times reporter Patrick Finley, Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard had vision surgery in May in hopes to improve his field vision and pass-catching.
  • In 2016, Howard graded as the seventh-best running back, with a grade of 81.0. Of the 19 backs with over 200 carries, Howard tied for the fourth-most yards after contact per carry (3.0). He also ranked second in average yards per attempt (5.2).
  • While he was dominant as a runner, Howard has much room for improvement with his receiving. He received a grade of 49.0 for the season, ranking 49th out of 53 running backs. His eight drops led the league at the position.

Jordan Howard

All Featured Tools

  • 250+ three-page scouting profiles - advanced stats, 3-year grades, player comps, combine data and Senior Bowl grades - for the 2021 draft class.

    Available with

  • PFF's Big Board for the 2021 NFL Draft offers three-year player grades, combine measurables, position rankings, and in-depth player analysis for all of the top draft prospects.

    Available with

  • NFL free agent rankings with analysis, projected salaries, PFF grades and PFF WAR.

    Available with

Pro Subscriptions

Unlock NFL Player Grades, Fantasy & NFL Draft

$9.99 / mo
$39.99 / yr

Unlock Premium Stats, PFF Greenline & DFS

$34.99 / mo
$199.99 / yr
College Subscriptions

Unlock College Player Grades and Preview Magazine

$7.99 / mo
$27.99 / yr

Unlock NCAA Premium Stats & PFF Greenline NCAA

$29.99 / mo
$119.99 / yr