David Montgomery will surprise the NFL with a breakout season in 2020
The Chicago Bears’ rushing attack was extremely weak last season, to say the least. The offensive line struggles coupled with a rookie running back and virtually no passing attack left the run game out to dry.
David Montgomery carried the ball a lot as a workhorse back but didn’t do much with those carries. He carried the ball 242 times and only rushed for 889 yards (3.7 average) and six touchdowns. He also caught 25 passes for 185 yards (7.4 average). He did total over 1,000 all-purpose yards as a rookie, but it wasn’t pretty along the way.
With the offensive line struggles, it was hard for Montgomery to find a hole to burst through and gain yards. In addition to that, Montgomery’s vision was questionable at times when trying to find holes to run through. Both of those issues led to a lackluster rushing attack.
With the work Montgomery has been putting in this offseason, he told Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times:
"“I’m going to be better this year for this team and this organization. I’m going to come as prepared as ever to lead that running back room the way I need to — and be who I need to be for this offense and this team.”"
Here are three reasons why we should see the young running back take the next step.