Chicago Bears: 3 under the radar free agent running backs

Chicago Bears (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
2 of 4
Chicago Bears, Ty Montgomery
Chicago Bears (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Ty Montgomery

Fans may scoff at this first suggestion, and the reluctance to bring in a former enemy is understandable to an extent. However, you must also remember the old adage that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

You may recall the manner in which Ty Montgomery’s Green Bay Packers career ended last season. The Packers were down 27-25 against the Los Angeles Rams when Montgomery attempted to return a kickoff from two-yards deep in the end zone. He fumbled the ball away despite being instructed by the coaches to take a knee. It also came out that Montgomery threw his helmet in frustration after being removed from the game on an earlier play.

Related Story. New kicking option emerges for Bears. light

The Packers then shipped him to Baltimore where he saw limited action with the Ravens. But let’s be clear about one thing — the Packers were a hot mess last season. And apparently playing with Aaron Rodgers is no picnic, so perhaps that contributed to the dysfunctionality.

Maybe Montgomery would benefit from a fresh start with his former team’s biggest rival. He would certainly be extra motivated to show up his old team.

He could also be a decent compliment to Tarik Cohen and has the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. Setting aside last season, his catch percentage in his first three years was 78, 78, and 74 percent respectively. And he’d come relatively cheap as well.