We learned that a ground game without a running back was wholly ineffective against the Vikings in Week 10. And while the rushing attack hasn’t gained much traction since Week 2, its top option is ready to re-join the team.
RB1 is ready to ride:
#Bears RB David Montgomery has cleared concussion protocol. He said he's "good to go"
— Kaitlin Sharkey (@KRoseSharkey) November 25, 2020
David Montgomery met reporters at Halas Hall and declared he’s “good to go” after clearing concussion protocol.
Montgomery suffered a concussion in the Bears’ Week 9 loss to the Titans, then missed the following game against the Vikings. His absence pushed the Bears to elevate Lamar Miller from the practice squad, give Artavis Pierce carries, and use Cordarrelle Patterson as a featured back. Any of these players in doses could be useful in the right scheme. But Montgomery represents the Bears’ best chance at fielding a competent rushing attack.
Chicago has injury concerns elsewhere, primarily at quarterback. And considering those concerns, the Bears could lean heavily on Montgomery in his return to action. At least, that might be the best way to attack a defense when your quarterbacks have health issues.