The Chicago Bears have a new coaching staff and added to their offense in free agency.

Despite that, there is still supreme confidence in Jordan Howard.

The third-year running back rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons and finished among the top six runners in attempts (276), yards (1,122) and touchdowns (9) last season.

"There's this notion that he is just a first- and second-down back, and I don't believe that," Matt Nagy said. "Jordan can play all three downs. We're going to do that. We're going to use him and we're going to use other guys on first and second down when we need to.

"It's important for Jordan to know and for everybody on our offense to know that he's a big part of this. This kid's had a very successful career so far. We're crazy as coaches if we don't understand it and if we don't use that to our advantage."