Ty Montgomery is a very versatile player who can play running back, wide receiver, and also return kicks on special teams. The 28-year old has yet to make much of an impact since signing with the Saints last offseason after his short one-year stint with the New York Jets.
He is best known for his improbable performance against the Panthers last year in Week 17 when the Saints were without most of their running backs due to COVID-19 restrictions. The team was left only with Montgomery and undrafted rookie Tony Jones Jr., who left just a few minutes into the game due to injury.
The eight-year pro responded in a huge way, rushing for 105 yards on 18 carries and leading the Saints to a 33-7 rout over Carolina. While his performance was extremely impressive, the former Stanford graduate didn’t do much else during the season, totaling just 128 yards in only six games.
Montgomery is a good role player who can provide depth and versatility when called upon. He has shown he’s capable of stepping up to the challenge when needed and hopefully he can come up big again to help hold down the fort for the next few weeks.