- Kevin Lidlow
What can new Jets RB/WR Ty Montgomery bring to the table?
Last week the New York Jets announced the signing of former Packers and Ravens running back Ty Montgomery. Montgomery started his career with the Green Bay Packers but was traded after the week 8 loss to the LA Rams, he had about 188 yards on the ground followed by 235 yards on 25 receptions and played 13 games during the 2018 season. Montgomery will be playing backup to his new teammate Le'veon Bell and could potentially be one of the top returners on this roster, not to mention he would provide some competition to third year running back Elijah McGuire as well as second year RB Trenton Cannon.
Montgomery said during an interview that this is "a fresh start. It’s a new opportunity and it’s a great opportunity,” and that he finally gets to just play football which he is looking forward to it. He is a dual threat player that can not only catch passes and run through the offensive line, but he can also play a big part in the return game as well. The 26 year old is averaging about 22.7 yards on 35 kick return attempts and has a career total of 1,824 scrimmage yards, he's also 6'0" 216 pounds which can help create some mismatches against opposing linebackers.
I believe that he is the perfect fit for the Jets because of this offense, head coach Adam Gase loves to use his players to their best capabilities and with a player like Montgomery he can't definitely prove his worth. Plus that he wouldn't have to career majority of the reps because of Bell on the team so he could be added in certain packages like in passing situations. The Jets now have some depth in the running back position and can be used efficiently in the passing game because of Le'veon Bell and now Ty Montgomery.