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

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2. Ricky Williams

This one is a bit surprising and kind of fun. You have to consider where David Montgomery would have been drafted in the early 90s, when the running game was so much more valuable. Ricky Williams is arguably the big cautionary tale for not taking a running back high, and from him on, the position slowly started to lose its value.

Still, a lot of his questions were off of the field, and on the field he was stil talented. The Issue was that when the Saints traded so much for him, they did not have to support him. While some of the guys have been more explosive, Williams had a lower yards per carry.

Totals Table
Rush Rush Rush Rush Rece Rece Rece Rece
Rk Player Att Yds TD Y/A Rec Yds TD Y/R
1 David Montgomery 489 1959 14 4.0 79 623 3 7.9
2 Ricky Williams 501 1884 10 3.8 72 581 1 8.1

He was slightly more productive In the passing game from a yards-per-catch standpoint, but caught seven fewer balls for 42 fewer yards. Still, it is quite easy to say that through two seasons David Montgomery is right on pace with Ricky Williams.

The issue with Williams is his hiatus from the NFL makes it hard to compare career archs. Still, Williams came back from that hiatus and still put up, showing that Williams, like McCoy, Gore, and Hunt are great comparisons for Montgomery through two seasons.