New York Jets: Don’t sleep on new addition Ty Montgomery

Dylan Price
New York Jets acquire Ty Montgomery.
Nov 6, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery breaks free on a second quarter catch and run against the Detroit Lions during a NFL game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: William Glasheen/Appleton Post-Crescent via USA TODAY Sports

Ty Montgomery was signed by the New York Jets after the addition of Le’Veon Bell. It was overlooked to a degree and some were even negative about it following his incident in Green Bay. The fact is, one play doesn’t define a player, but what defines Ty Montgomery is versatility.

When Montgomery was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 3rd Round of the 2015 Draft he was a wide receiver. His first year in the league he got some action seeing 19 targets and totaling up 136 yds and two scores. Then with the Packers needing a running back, Montgomery became the guy to fill the void.

Montgomery totaled up 457 rushing yards, 348 receiving yards and three total scores in his first season being a Swiss Army knife. Then he followed up his sophomore campaign with 273 rushing yards, 173 receiving yards and four scores. While he was serviceable at times, it was clear that Montgomery wasn’t the answer for the Packers ar running back.

Last season he totaled up 188 rushing yards, 235 receiving yards and one score. This was with both the Ravens and Packers following an incident with the Packers.

The fact is, Montgomery brings versatility. Montgomery can be used as an overall asset for the Jets in both a backup RB situation and in a backup WR situation. He’s a good player looking to prove himself.

He reportedly shined in practices to this point and he’s beginning to earn favor within the organization. In a year where Le’Veon is fresh off a holdout and maybe a little rusty, this opens up an opportunity for Montgomery to shine and with a lot to prove he could provide more of an impact for the Jets this season than most expect.