An upgrade at the quarterback position will help Montgomery excel even more
If Montgomery is given chances in the red zone, he takes advantage. The problem is, the Bears score far less than most teams in the NFL. In fact, even the Lions and Eagles both scored more touchdowns than the Bears did last season.
In terms of rushing touchdowns, the Bears ended the season with 12. To put that in perspective, the Jets and Jaguars finished with a league-low (9).
Chicago has had a tough time extending drives over the last couple of seasons, and the truth of the matter is, it’s been due to a lack of talent under center. It’s not difficult to pick out when watching this team. If they had a more capable quarterback, they would score more points. It’s an obvious answer.
Let’s say the Bears were to go out and draft a Mac Jones, or even moved up to get one of the top four prospects in a big trade. That could have a huge impact on Montgomery’s overall production.
Chicago has wanted to continue keeping the focus on running the football, and if they were to end up moving higher in the draft to get a guy like Trey Lance, the rushing attack would become lethal. The Bears would then have a dual-threat quarterback with a legitimate running back behind him.
It’s fun to picture this team with a potential dual-threat under center, plus the added threat of Montgomery at running back.
It’s not complicated. Improve the quarterback position and Montgomery’s stock rises dramatically.