Green Bay Packers: Top five reasons the meltdown in Atlanta should be no surprise
By Josh McPeak
#4. Ty Montgomery
Montgomery could easily be the team MVP, if not for Aaron Rodgers. Montgomery had 457 yards rushing to go along with three touchdowns during the 2016 NFL season. Not too shabby for a wide receiver.
Speaking of receiver, Montgomery also racked up 44 receptions for 348 yards.
Due to the game quickly getting out of hand, Montgomery was a non-factor against Atlanta. Montgomery only picked up 17 yards on three rushing attempts. He also added two yards on one reception. Montgomery was also battling injuries.
With nothing really negative to say about Montgomery it seems hard to believe he would crack this list. It’s not necessarily the play of Montgomery that puts him here.
It’s the position he was playing that lands him here. No Eddie Lacy, James Starks and a limited selection of plays for Christine Michael. Michael was also battling a back injury. Aaron Rikowski stepped up to help, but his timely fumble helped swing the game in Atlanta’s favor.
In a nutshell, the Packers were relying on a second year wide receiver from Stanford to carry the load for the running game – a position Montgomery hadn’t played since high school.