5. Ty Montgomery looks to have big role on offense
Despite entering the 2017 season as the starting running back, Ty Montgomery hasn’t been getting much buzz this offseason. He suffered an injury to his ribs in Week 4 to the Chicago Bears, which derailed his potential breakout season.
His injury seized opportunities to both Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones, and Montgomery just couldn’t seem to get back on track. Add in that Aaron Rodgers was out for the season, and the whole situation was the perfect recipe for disaster.
But despite all this, Montgomery has gained traction as a legitimate option for the offense. And why shouldn’t he? The versatile ‘running back’ offers the Packers offense a multitude of options.
ESPN’s Rob Demovsky named Montgomery one of the biggest standouts from minicamp, stating, “…it looks like the converted receiver will get one more shot at a significant role in the offense.”
As running backs coach Ben Sirmans stated, “He’s too talented for him not to be on the football field.” Look for Montgomery to be a big part of the Packers offense in 2018.