Packers free agency 2017: Five remaining free agents Green Bay could target
LeGarrette Blount, RB
If the Packers want more of a thumper in the backfield to replace Lacy, the answer might be LeGarrette Blount.
The 30-year-old back is fresh off a dominant 2016 with the Patriots. He powered his way to 1,161 yards and a league-high 18 rushing touchdowns. Not since Adrian Peterson in 2009 had a back rushed for as many scores in a single season.
A Blount-Montgomery combination would be fun.
Blount is the bruiser who can wear down defenses between the tackles, dominate in short-yardage situations and find the end zone. Montgomery would offer a perfect change-of-pace; he demonstrated tremendous vision last year and is always dangerous in the open field. His combination of speed and strength is tough to defend.
Blount doesn’t offer much as a pass catcher, but Montgomery certainly does. The former wide receiver is a matchup nightmare.
The downside is age. At 30, Blount has clocked 1,168 carries over a seven-year career. His 3.9 yards-per-carry average last year was his worst since 2012.
But for the low fee he’ll command, the upside of a Blount-Montgomery backfield is certainly one worth considering.