Bears running back David Montgomery is coming off an impressive sophomore season where he rushed for 1,070 yards despite not being featured in the offense until the final half of the 2020 season. Montgomery tied for the fifth-most rushing yards in the NFL, and his 1,508 scrimmage yards also ranked fifth in the league.
Still, that hasn’t stopped people from overlooking exactly what he’s capable of heading into his third season. And Montgomery is fired up about proving those doubters wrong.
In a new mic’d up clip from offseason workouts, Montgomery is overheard chatting with head coach Matt Nagy. Among other things, Montgomery noted how he’s “made for Sundays” and how he wants to run the ball, something that should make Bears fans smile after it took Chicago half a season to finally unleash Montgomery last year.
But the one thing that had Montgomery fired up was the disrespect from those ranking him among the bottom half of starting running backs in the league, and he directly called out CBS Sports for ranking him 25th in the league.
And Montgomery had a message for the haters who doubt his talent.
“It’s cool, cause guess what,” Montgomery said, “at the end of the year, I’m going to make y’all pay.”
Montgomery is primed for a breakout season in 2021, even after his impressive 2020 campaign. There should be a focus on getting Montgomery more involved on offense, especially when it comes to running the football. And listening to Montgomery say “I’m made for Sundays,” it’s hard not to get fired up about what he can accomplish this season.
Especially when Montgomery believes he can be even better than he was during that dominant stretch in the second half of 2020.
“It wasn’t enough for me last year, just knowing the untapped potential that I had within myself,” Montgomery said earlier this offseason.