While the biggest signing of the offseason for the New York Jets was former Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell—they made nearly as an important one yesterday when they signed his backup.
And that would be former Baltimore Ravens running back Ty Montgomery, who inked a one-year deal with the team.
It’s a good signing as Montgomery also has experience as a kickoff returner, which is another need for the Jets.
Jets coach Adam Gase has spoken highly of backup Elijah McGuire, but he evidently wanted a more experienced player behind Bell, the team's marquee addition in free agency.
Now if you’re wondering why Montgomery’s name sounds familiar, you may recall that the 26-year-old back was traded mid season to the Ravens, two days after an ill-advised kickoff return contributed to a Green Bay Packers loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He was told to take a knee, but Montgomery took it out of the end zone and fumbled, and the Rams held on for the win.
And why did he do that?
Because he was apparently upset he wasn’t getting the ball enough as a running back in the mis-mosh that was the Packers backfield last season.
Pretty sure he’ll know why he isn’t getting the ball this season given the team’s starting bell cow back.
So maybe he be sure to stay in his lane. Even it means taking a knee in that lane.
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