David Montgomery ‘salivating’ at potential of Lions offense1 min read
The Detroit Lions may have lost record-setting running back Jamaal Williams to the New Orleans Saints in free agency, but the team added a tailback who’s just as good, if not better.
David Montgomery was part of the Chicago Bears No. 1-ranked rushing attack in 2022, but during his introductory news conference on Thursday, he told reporters he’s excited at the prospect of joining the NFL’s No. 4-ranked offense and the potential the unit has in 2023.
“You salivate a little bit,” Montgomery said regarding the Lions offense. “You get three Pro Bowlers in an offensive line (Frank Ragnow, Jonah Jackson, Penei Sewell), and them having high expectations for themselves and me having high expectations for myself, it’ll be really good. … Being able to play with (D’Andre) Swift will be nice. I came from a great running back room and I’m walking right back into one.”
The 25-year-old Montgomery had a solid four years in Chicago, rushing for 800 or more yards and five or more touchdowns every year, including a career-best 1,070 yards and eight touchdowns in 2020.