Bears: What to expect from RB David Montgomery in 2020

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David Montgomery became the Chicago Bears’ starting running back last season as a rookie. After being drafted with the No. 73 overall pick in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, excitement immediately began rising about the former Iowa State standout. He gave the Bears even more reason for excitement in year two with his performance.

Throughout the 2019 season with the Bears, Montgomery carried the football 242 times for 889 yards and six touchdowns. He also caught 25 passes for 185 yards and a score.

While he only averaged 3.7 yards per carry, Montgomery still showed that he is capable of being an impact player. With a full offseason of work and the knowledge of what to expect at the NFL level, his second season should be much more productive.

Matt Nagy runs an offense that desperately needs a legitimate threat on the ground. Following Jordan Howard’s departure last offseason, the Bears need Montgomery to step up even more. Tarik Cohen is a good playmaker as a receiver, but the running game will be handed over exclusively to Montgomery.

All of that being said, let’s take a look at what the Bears should be expecting from Montgomery in his second season with the team.