The Facts: Multiple teams approached the Bears at the combine last week and discussed a potential trade for Howard, league sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Diehards Line:According to Schefter, discussions ongoing. In addition, the Chicago Tribune’s David Haugh reports Chicago was offered a third-round pick last year by a team in the playoff hunt. GM Ryan Pace declined, despite the Bears’ need for more draft picks this year. Still, the Bears appear destined to use some of their draft capital on one of the talented running backs who should be available as Day 2. While nobody feels satisfied with Howard’s 935-yard season in 2018, but both of his 100-yard games came in that pivotal period when he averaged 4.5 yards per carry. He gave a defensive-driven playoff team a necessary element, a power running game. But it appears that might not be enough to keep him in Chicago.