The entire offense for the Chicago Bears was a mess in 2019. One player in on a mission to be better in 2020. That man is running back David Montgomery. If this offense has any life this year, it probably will come from the ground attack. Montgomery vows to be better in 2020 as he heads into his 2nd NFL season.
“An entire year of me being in an offense,” Montgomery said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “Me not being solely a complete rookie and me going in with the unknown that, ‘I don’t know any of the offense,’ or me going in with the unknown that I don’t know if I’ll play or not. [Or] me going with the unknown of not knowing if I will get carries or not, or worrying about all the small stuff that doesn’t even matter anymore. No, I can really get to playing football now because I’m a year in and I’m a lot more confident. I’m ready to go have fun now.”
Now, let me chime in with my personal opinion. Here’s the quiet truth. David Montgomery stinks. There’s a reason he averaged 3.67 yards per attempt on 242 carries. I wrote it in my combine notes. Zero short area quickness or burst. Sorry, PFF, you missed again. Montgomery is not good.
This is a good lesson to learn. Maybe don’t overreact to what a running back does in the Big 12. I see you Chuba Hubbard. You stink too. As far as fantasy is concerned, Montgomery is not a player high on my list. This isn’t an offense you want any part of, to begin with. It doesn’t help matters that you can stack the box against whoever suits up for the Bears at quarterback this year.