In this day and age when running back performance and offensive line play are known to be closely intertwined, elusiveness stands out more than ever. The running backs who make plays in spite of good or bad blocking in front of them squeeze the most value out of their touches.
Well, PFF ranked the top 25 most elusive Running Backs in the NFL.
However, Bears' RB David Montgomery was not even included in that list.
The list, which ranks the 25 most-elusive rushers based on missed tackles forced per attempt, features 12 players who play on teams on Chicago's schedule. In the cases of Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattison, and Aaron Jones, that trio will see the Bears at least twice in 2022. Meanwhile, teams like the Jets (Michael Carter, Tevin Coleman), Patriots (Rhamondre Stevenson, Damien Harris), and Bills (Devin Singletary, Zack Moss) have tandem backs who are high-end tackle-breakers.
I think this is a little disrespectful for PFF not to put Montgomery on the list. He has been one of the most consistent players at his position and can break tackles as well as anyone in the league at this moment.