The Bears’ first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft is the latest selection to sign his rookie deal:
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) June 14, 2019
A source indicated to ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the Bears and running back David Montgomery have come to an agreement on a rookie contract. And now, the Bears have made it officially official. HOORAY! Montgomery was the Bears’ third-round pick in April’s draft and is well-positioned to take a bulk of the carries left behind by Jordan Howard, who was traded to the Eagles earlier in the offseason.
After an impressive career at Iowa State, the Bears to trade up in the draft to take him. And even though Montgomery has yet to practice with pads, he has opened eyes at Halas Hall during offseason training activities. You can view our initial draft-day write-up here, get to know the Bears’ new running back here, check out highlights here, read up on some lofty comparisons here, and dream on his fantasy upside here.
Montgomery was in attendance for rookie minicamp, OTAs, and mandatory minicamp practices, but was participating without having signed his rookie deal. It’s not unheard of for rookies to do that, but it sure is nice to officially have Montgomery in the fold for the next four seasons. Montgomery joins Tarik Cohen and Mike Davis as a three-headed monster in the backfield, where the Bears hope to use his elusively and pass-catching potential to improve on a rushing attack that figures to have some major upside with everyone under contract.
Cornerback Duke Shelley remains the only un-signed Bears draft pick.