The Green Bay Packers found themselves high and dry at the running back position and turned to second year wideout Ty Montgomery to help fill the void in the backfield on Thursday night against the Bears.
Montgomery lined up in the spread offense over 40 times while rushing for 60 yards and hauling in 10 passes for 66 yards.
The speedy pass catcher says it’s his job to go where he is needed:
“I’m a football player,” Montgomery said, via Packers News.
“As a football player, I can do anything that’s asked of me. That’s the mind-set I have. That’s the mind-set I was raised with. That’s the mind-set my mom gave me. She told me to be a versatile athlete and that’s what I try to do.”
“My approach wasn’t any different than my approach playing receiver,” Montgomery said. “It’s just a different position. That’s all it is. And I was prepared to do either one of them.”
“Ty is doing a heck of a job, getting thrown into a tough situation,” said receiver Jordy Nelson.
“He’s a smart kid and he’s learned extremely well.”