Chicago Bears: 5 NFL comparisons to David Montgomery through 2 seasons

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Looking into the first two seasons of David Montgomery’s career and you can see that he is on a trajectory where he should have a strong NFL career. So, through two seasons, who does the Chicago Bears stud running back compare favorably to? What type of career could we expect to have based on this success?

5. Frank Gore

When you think of a player from a running style perspective, it may not get as good as Frank Gore. Gore and Montgomery are not the fastest backs, but they find ways to break tackles and hit holes. They take what is given consistently. So, when you see the two compared to each other through two seasons, that is a great sign. Check out their stats below.

Totals Table
Rush Rush Rush Rush Rece Rece Rece Rece
Rk Player AV G Att Yds TD Y/A Rec Yds TD Y/R
1 Frank Gore 20 30 439 2303 11 5.2 76 616 1 8.1
2 David Montgomery 15 31 489 1959 14 4.0 79 623 3 7.9

The receiving stats are eerily similar. For what it is worth, Montgomery had about 200 yards more than Gore as a rookie, but Gore had about 550 more yards as a second-year back, and the difference between the two is about 350 now. Gore is a very rare case, but he went to hit 1,000 yards eight more times.

Still, more importantly, after year two, Gore went over 1,000 yards the next seasons in a row. His receiving impact never really improved, though.