3 comparisons to Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery through 3 years

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2. Melvin Gordon

Chicago Bears fans may be excited to know that through three seasons David Montgomery is more comparable to first-round picks than anything else. Melvin Gordon is another first-rounder and one who has stats even more similar to David Montgomery than Fournette had.

Below you can see how they compare to each other.

Totals Table
Rush Rush Rush Rush Rece Rece Rece Rece
Rk Player From To AV G Att Yds TD Y/A Rec Yds TD Y/R
1 Melvin Gordon 2015 2017 25 43 722 2743 18 3.8 132 1087 6 8.2
2 David Montgomery 2019 2021 22 44 714 2808 21 3.9 121 924 3 7.6

Gordon has 19 more touches and 98 more yards. That is as close as it can possibly get through three seasons. Montgomery is slightly more efficient as a runner, and Gordon is a bit more productive as a pass-catcher.

Melvin Gordon is another player who is a strong sign for longevity at the running back position. Gordon changed teams, but last season was his seventh NFL season and he recorded over 900 yards rushing. Gordon held off rookie Javonte Williams during his rookie year, and the Broncos brought Gordon back to continue the 1-2 punch.

As a runner, Gordon and Montgomery have a similar style, and the ability to efficiently grind out yards has kept Gordon signed through seven years. It should spell four more productive seasons for Montgomery as well.