Mike McCarthy: Ty Montgomery ‘absolutely, is our starting running back’

Mike McCarthy: Ty Montgomery ‘absolutely, is our starting running back’

After a flurry of drafting running backs (Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones and Devante Mays) in the late rounds of the NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers are still eyeing Ty Montgomery as their lead back going into the 2017 season.

They’ll definitely be a lot of competition at the position with a total of six as it stands now, but those other five will be competing for the no. 2 spot.

“Absolutely, [Montgomery] is our starting running back,” McCarthy said, via the Wisconsin State Journal.

“The goal is to have the most competitive 90-man roster as you possibly can and you want that competition as high as it possibly can be in each position room. We obviously had some positions where numbers were not very high, and now after these three days, I think we have a competitive roster — a very competitive roster.”