The Chicago Bears finished 3-13, which is the worst record in franchise history in a 16-game campaign, yet Jordan Howard is a bright spot to which Bears fans can cling tightly this upcoming off-season.
Against the Minnesota VIkings in the season finale, Howard rushed 23 times for 135 yards. He finished with 1,313 rushing yards on the season, which is the most by a rookie running back in franchise history.
Howard broke Matt Forte's old record of 1,238 rushing yards set in 2008.
Howard had seven 100-yard rushing outings this year and came into Week 17 with the second highest yards per carry in the NFL (5.1). The fifth-round pick out of Indiana averaged 5.9 yards per rush against the Vikings.
Howard finished with 6 rushing TDs on the season, while adding 29 catches for 298 yards and 1 receiving TD.