Bears Sign RB David Montgomery

June 14, 2019 - 10:18 am

(670 The Score) The Bears have signed rookie running back David Montgomery, whom they selected in the third round of the NFL Draft in April.

Montgomery is expected to play a large role in the Bears' backfield alongside free-agent addition Mike Davis and the versatile Tarik Cohen. Montgomery rushed for 2,925 yards and 26 touchdowns over three seasons at Iowa State, and he was also a threat in the passing game, hauling in 71 receptions for 582 yards. 

"With a guy like this, you got somebody special," said Louis Ayeni, previously Iowa State's running game coordinator and now Northwestern's running backs coach. "Not just a special player but a special person. He's got some make-you-miss ability that I think has been documented that's really, really impressive. He's did a lot of things in the pass game too. I think they got a steal in this draft."