The Green Bay Packers offense didn’t have a breakout game against the Chicago Bears. But there was no doubt, they played better and a big reason for the improvement was Ty Montgomery.
Montgomery, a third-round pick out of Stanford in 2015, has always been known for his versatility. But with basically no healthy running backs and a struggling passing attack, Montgomery has been a godsend.
“Once again, just look at the availability and production,” Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Friday. “(Montgomery) has been given two primary roles (in games), Dallas (last Sunday) and (Thursday night) against the Bears. And he’s delivered. I thought he played excellent.”
Montgomery, who gained 126 yards on 10 receptions and nine rushes against Chicago, is coming off another good performance against Dallas, when he caught 10 passes for 96 yards.
So whatever the Packers have found in the second-year wide out, they need to keep it going.
For one, Montgomery is better than your normal No.4 receiver. He’s quick and a nightmare in the open field. He also has the toughness of a running back and has great vision from his days as a returner.
Aaron Rodgers struggles have been well documented. But if he can get the ball underneath to Montgomery, good things will continue to happen.
The throws are high percentage and normally, with a third or fourth corner on him, Montgomery generally creates mismatches.
That mismatch is something Green Bay must utilize. The Packers have recently and if they are going to break out of this offensive funk for good, it’s something they should keep doing, until teams find an answer for it.