The month of March is one of the most exciting times of the NFL season, as football fans are anxious to see which players will receive the franchise tag before the deadline and which ones will be able to test the open market in free agency.
The Miami Dolphins recently franchise-tagged star wide receiver Jarvis Landry, but as the two sides fail to agree on a long-term extension, the Dolphins have been exploring trading away their leading pass catcher. If the Dolphins were to trade for Howard, that would instantly give the team a superstar threat out of the backfield.
However, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, there is "zero" desire by the Bears to trade Howard. Howard is the only Bears running back to rush for 1,000 each of his first two seasons in the league.
In 2016, Howard was second in the league in rushing yards, piling up 1,313 yards and six touchdowns.
The 25-year-old out of LSU has been looking for a deal that will pay him something along the lines of $58-million over four years. It would have been quite an intriguing situation had this offer been realistic due to the Dolphins already having a potential workhorse running back in place with Kenyan Drake, who finished with a career-high 644 rushing yards last season. There could much more to develop on this front in the coming days.