Running back David Montgomery is enjoying his first OTA set with his new team, the Detroit Lions.
But the former Bears has been open about his time in Chicago, and has been very honest with his judgement.
Talking in the premiere episode Lion Game, Montgomery shared his thoughts while streaming a NBA2K the match between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics with his new teammate CJ Gardner-Johnson. When Gardner-Johnson brought up the losing years Montgomery had with the Bears, running backs opened up.
“That’s just what I used to do,” Montgomery said of the loss in Chicago. “And it got to a point where it sucked the fun out of the game for me because I was a competitor. I love to compete. That’s football. It’s so refreshing to be in a place that’s valued.”
Montgomery played four seasons with the Bears, rushing for 3,609 yards and 26 touchdowns during his time in Chicago. The Bears reached the playoffs only once during their time in Chicago, losing in the 2020 Wild Card round to the New Orleans Saints. Montgomery was held up to just 31 rushing yards on 12 hits in that game.
After the 2020 season, the Bears won only six games in 2021, and only three last season. Montgomery signed a three-year contract with the Lions at the end of this season, valued at up to $18 million. He joins Detroit franchises hoping to return to the playoffs, and adds another running back in the draft, Alabama’s Jahmyr Gibbs.
Montgomery’s thoughts on losing weren’t the only interesting quotes to come out of the streaming session. Gardner-Johnson shares his deep thoughts on cheese:
On, and for those wondering, Gardner-Johnson handed Boston the win, hours before the Celtics beat the Heat in Game 4 of the East final:
As a Boston fan, is it too much to ask for a rematch on Thursday?