Ty Montgomery is a great success story for the Packers, as he transitioned from wide receiver to running back a couple of years ago. However, as a traditional running back, Montgomery isn’t the man you want in the backfield.
He’s worked hard to bulk up these last couple of offseasons, but as he showed last year, his body just isn’t made to be a running back. After averaging 5.9 yards per carry in 2016, he plummeted all the way to 3.8 in 273 carries last year. That’s not exactly inspiring.
Montgomery doesn’t fit in a nicely constructed box that is a position. Instead, he’s a diverse player who’s at his best when he’s lining up all over the field. Whether it be in the backfield, as an H-back or split wide, Montgomery can do a little bit of everything.
If the Packers want to avoid Montgomery slipping into obscurity, they need to find a way to rely on this offensive weapon to make up for their lack of traditional playmakers.