Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery is entering just his second season in the league, and after a rookie year that included the usual ups and downs from a first-year player, the expectations are much higher for Year 2.
Montgomery ended last season with 889 yards and six touchdowns, but his 3.7 yards per carry left a bit to be desired. He ran hard; he ran determined. But in today's NFL, sub-900 yards just isn't good enough.
Montgomery will run behind an improved offensive line in 2020 with the addition of Germain Ifedi and the coaching upgrade through Juan Castillo. The quarterback play should be improved, too, even if Mitch Trubisky wins the job over Nick Foles. Those two factors will create bigger running lanes and a greater likelihood Montgomery will find his way to the second level of opposing defenses, the story all said. The piece also pointed out a big 2021 free agent class at RB that could potentially replace Montgomery if he doesn't bust out in 2020.