(670 The Score) Bears running back Jordan Howard tweeted in the aftermath of the Eagles’ victory in Super Bowl LIIthat he, too, should follow former teammate Alshon Jeffery in making a bold guarantee.
After all, it was Jeffery — then with the Bears — who guaranteed after the 2016 regular-season finale that his team would win the Super Bowl in the 2017 season. While the question was in relation to the Bears, Jeffery later insisted he wasn’t specifying a team. Sure enough, Jeffery is a champion and Howard was considering following suit.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Weekend Warmup
That brought Howard to the NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” on Monday, when that tweet was referenced and he was given the opportunity to make a guarantee for the Bears in 2018.READ MORE: Northwestern Alums Create 'The Seeker,' A Highly Accurate Football Thrower They Call A Robotic QB
“The Bears are definitely going to have a winning season,” Howard said. “We’re going to get to the playoffs. So I guarantee we get to the playoffs.”
Last season, the Bears finished with a mark of 5-11 and fired coach John Fox. The team tabbed 39-year-old Matt Nagy as its new leader, the first of many major changes expected this offseason.MORE NEWS: Cariacature Artist, Substitute Teacher Says She Keeps Trying To Reach Illinois Unemployment Office -- Only To Have Calls Dropped
The Bears haven’t made the playoffs since the 2010 campaign and last had a winning season in 2012, Lovie Smith’s final season leading the team.