Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard underwent offseason eye surgery and now possesses 20/20 vision, Terrin Waack of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Howard was one of the surprises of the 2016 season, rushing for 1,313 yards during his rookie campaign, finishing second only to Dallas Cowboys standout Ezekiel Elliott.

After undergoing surgery this spring, Howard set a lofty goal for himself as the Bears look to improve on an abysmal 3-13 record.

“I’m definitely trying to be the No. 1 rusher in the league this year,” Howard said.

Bears head coach John Fox remarked upon Howard’s tremendous development over the past year, but hinted the 22-year-old be pushed by Jeremy Langford and Ka’Deem Carey.

“This time a year ago, he wasn’t even practicing,” Fox said. “I like where we are right now. We have way more competition, whether it’s at running back or any other position, and he’s better for it.”

Howard was one of the lone bright spots for the Bears last season and after improving his visual acuity, he’ll be expected to contend for a second consecutive Pro Bowl berth.

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