One of the Chicago Bears rising stars didn’t appear upon an early list of notable Madden ratings. With Madden 22 on the horizon, rating lists were across social media. Second-year running back David Montgomery was not found with the handful of notable backs who were ranked in the top 10. The rest of the ratings will be released shortly.
This post isn’t what I think David Montgomery’s exact rating should be. It is more of the strength of his production last season and what can be noted from it. David Montgomery had a nice late 80s to early 90s rated 2020 campaign in my opinion. The lowest running back on the list at number 10 is Joe Mixon at 88 overall. Christian McCaffery was rated as the number one back at 97 overall.
What Madden 22 ranking does Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery deserve?
What goes into Madden ratings is out of our control as fans of the video game and the sport of football. Plenty of circumstances came into play that brought out Montgomery’s ongoing production. However, he has some excellent NFL intangibles for a running back. He only got better as the season progressed. Coming out of the Week 11 BYE, he tallied 598 yards and seven of his eight touchdowns. As he went on, so did the offense. Yet, he keeps being disrespected.
David Montgomery had quite the campaign working with a lot of changes on offense. He was prone to contact with a shuffling offensive line. On top of that, there were plenty of weeks where an offensive game plan seemed ineffective for the Chicago Bears. Throughout all of that, Montgomery still posted sixth in rushing (1,070) and third in broken tackles (29).
There are some high-class running backs who cracked the top 10 in what is considered a passing league. Derrick Henry cracked the 2,000-yard mark on the ground last season. Players like Christian McCaffery and Alvin Kamara see a heavy dose of rushing and passing — both deserve to be in the top 10. Maybe when the seasonal updates go by, we will see David Montgomery among those with a 90-plus rating. He easily deserves to be there.
Montgomery’s worth is as simple as giving him the ball and watching him go to work. His reliability will have him coming out the gate with great expectations. We will watch as time goes by for Montgomery’s rating to show. The speculation behind players worthy of higher ratings will keep conversations like this going. Should he really be behind the likes of Josh Jacobs, Ezekiel Elliott (at this point in his career) and Joe Mixon?