I won’t start beating the Aaron Jones drum again, but we still like him best out of the Green Bay Packers three-headed running back committee. However, the Packers coaches appear to trust Ty Montgomery the most.
According to Demovsky, Montgomery has been getting a lot of key looks this offseason.
(Montgomery) has been a mainstay on the field in certain key packages — including the no-huddle and two-minute drills — during offseason practices. Coach Mike McCarthy admitted this offseason that he’ll probably favor a running-back-by-committee approach — at least until one back proves himself to be head and shoulders above the others — and at this point, there’s a decent chance Montgomery could still head that committee.
As always, the key with Montgomery will be health. Injuries derailed him in 2017 and 2015.
Last year, they also allowed both Jones and Jamaal Williams to emerge. The thing is none of the three stayed fully healthy. The lead back, if there ends up being one, just might be the guy who can stay on the field.
For now, it appears the Packers still have plenty of plans for Montgomery. We all know he’s matchup problem and McCarthy has said he’s developing specific looks for Montgomery to take advantage of that.