New Orleans Saints running back Ty Montgomery fears a lack of touches in 2020.
Ty Montgomery was meant to be a Swiss army knife on the offensive side of the ball. Hitting the scene as a wide receiver when the Green Bay Packers selected him in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, he soon found himself converted to running back when the team realized they were out of healthy bodies in the backfield the following year, piling up 457 rushing yards at a terrific 5.9 yards per carry while still finding time to boost the passing game.
Now, after bouncing to the Ravens and Jets, Montgomery has a fresh start in New Orleans as part of the most explosive offense he’s ever played with. Unfortunately, they already have a Swiss army knife of their own in Taysom Hill, among mountains of other weapons — and that could very well be why he tweeted what he tweeted on Wednesday.
New Orleans Saints might have a problem on their hands with Ty Montgomery
Entering his age 27 season, Montgomery sounds convinced he has far more to contribute than the Saints are willing to allow. But in their defense, the guy has never scored more than four total touchdowns in a single season, and not only has he never exceeded 805 total scrimmage yards in a season, but he produced just 193 last year with the Jets with zero scores.
On a team that sports Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas, and Emmanuel Sanders along with helpful role players like Hill and Latavius Murray, it shouldn’t be such a shock that Montgomery is stuck wondering just how much he’ll be able to feature.
It does, however, make fans scratch their heads as to why Sean Payton and Co. signed the guy in the first place.
Well, that’s at least a bit encouraging.
Any amount of offseason drama isn’t ideal, and it must be noted that the Saints have already had to tackle a controversy concerning Drew Brees’ remarks about player protests. If the superstar quarterback wants to prove he’s a better teammate as a result, the least he can do is give Montgomery a call and make sure he’s locked in for a potential Super Bowl run.