The Chicago Bears need to bring in depth after David Montgomery injury
Earlier today on Wednesday, August 26th, David Montgomery suffered a non-contact injury in which he needed to be carted off. There aren’t many details currently surrounding the injury, but if Montgomery misses significant time, the Chicago Bears could have a major hole at the running back position for the 2020 NFL season.
All offseason, fans and reporters alike have been calling for the Bears to add some veteran presence to the running back room in case of this scenario. Now, it has happened. Currently, the Bears only have Tarik Cohen, Cordarrelle Patterson, Artavis Pierce, and Ryan Nall as the running backs on the roster. That isn’t a pretty running back room.
Montgomery last season as a rookie had a solid season as the workhorse back. He ran the ball 242 times for 889 yards and six rushing touchdowns. He had over 1,000 all-purpose yards.
After the rookie season, Montgomery was looking to take the next step slimming down and putting on more muscle. He additionally worked on creating more speed as a running back as his breakaway speed is fairly poor.
Even if the injury is minor, this should wake up the Bears to go after a guy in case he suffers a major injury. It isn’t likely the Bears sign a 250+ carry guy like Montgomery was meant to be, but they likely will go after someone to split carries.
Here are the potential running backs they could use to replace Montgomery.