Enjoy that Super Bowl while you can, Philadelphia, because Jordan Howard and the Chicago Bears are coming for that No. 1 spot:
— Jordan Howard (@JHowardx24) February 3, 2018
Every journey has humble beginnings, and the road to Super Bowl LIII starting with the Bears’ first division championship since 2010 would fall under that category.
Howard made waves last week when he dissed the Bears’ old offense for being basic and predictable, you know, pointing out all the criticisms and shortcomings we had all been discussing here and on social media with each other all season long. But a prediction that the Bears would win a division title? Well, that’s even more earth-shattering than any sideswipe at Dowell Loggains’ offense.
And after watching Alshon Jeffery back up his bold prediction, Howard definitely feels some type of way:
I’m not one to temper expectations when a player makes a boastful claim as Howard did. Howard is a talented player who did something no other Bears back had done in franchise history by rushing for more than 1,000 years in each of his first two seasons. He is surrounded by a quarterback in Mitch Trubisky who owns plenty of upside and a head coach in Matt Nagy who he is excited to work with in 2018. Sure, the Bears could use help at wide receiver and along the offensive line, but it’s not as if this would be the first time a worst-to-first scenario unfolded in the NFL.
If the Bears do win the NFC North in 2018, expect Howard to be a big part of the reason why it happens.