Jordan Howard causes stir by deleting Bears-related posts from Instagram
Jordan Howard is participating in a sacred offseason tradition: an athlete causing a mild hysteria with potentially-ominous activity on social media.
The Chicago Bears running back created a bit of a stir on Wednesday when many noticed he had deleted all of his Bears-related posts from Instagram.
Jordan Howard just deleted all Bears related pictures off his instagram. I'm preparing for the worst. pic.twitter.com/6MKDf4R5MH
— Dan DeYoung (@DanDeYoung80) April 4, 2018
Unsure what's going on. All I'll say right now is that this is very, very, very strange.
— Da Bears Brothers (@DaBearsBros) April 4, 2018
Some Bears fans immediately launched into a panic about Howard’s future.
— Johnny Avila (@Lord_Johnny23) April 4, 2018
Freaking out over here. Would be so sad if we lost him
— Liz Gumm (@jeggieloveskit1) April 4, 2018
When I first heard the rumors then checking JHowards Instagram pic.twitter.com/SR1oOJBZK6
— JR Mayeda (@Beefcake3001) April 4, 2018
No… no… no… NOOOO! pic.twitter.com/0yMY96b3ck
— Joey Mandell (@JoeyMandell1) April 4, 2018
Rest assured though, prominent NFL reporter Ian Rapoport stepped in to shoot down any concerns that something more sinister was going on here.
Yeah, nothing happening with Jordan Howard
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 5, 2018
Others also pointed out that some Bears-related posts still featured prominently on the former Pro Bowler’s Twitter page.
For fans freaking out about Jordan Howard taking #Bears pictures off his Instagram: there are still some on his Twitter account.
— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) April 4, 2018
FWIW, Jordan Howard still has #Bears related images on his Twitter account…
— Zack Pearson (@Zack_Pearson) April 4, 2018
The 23-year-old Howard just wrapped up a 2017 season as one of the lone bright spots for the Bears, finishing with 1,112 rushing yards and nine touchdowns. There were some rumblings last month that he might be on the trading block, but it sounds like Chicago fans can breathe easy for now.