When the 2016 NFL season started, the Green Bay Packers had Eddie Lacy as their starting running back and Ty Montgomery was one of their wide receivers. By the end of the season, Lacy was out the door and Montgomery was the new starting running back for the Packers. When asked about Ty and his chances for 2017, Packers' all-time rushing leader Ahman Green said that he is excited to see what Montgomery can do in 2017.

Ahman Green's excitement for Ty Montgomery

Ty Montgomery played decently for the Green Bay Packers in 2016 as a running back despite the fact that he had not played as a running back before.

He finished his second season in Green Bay with 457 yards on 77 carries and three touchdowns on the ground. Those are not super numbers and he only had one game with over 100 yards but he impressed the Packers enough to name him their starting running back for 2017. According to Ahman Green, the big thing to keep in mind is that Montgomery came into the 2016 season training to be a wide receiver and took on a brand new role midway through the season. Now, Montgomery has an entire offseason to prepare to start for the Packers at running back and will get a chance to learn so much more about the position than he ever had a chance to before.

The outlook for Ty Montgomery in 2017 for the Packers

Ahman Green is the Green Bay Packers all-time leading rusher, breaking the record formerly held by Jim Taylor in 2009.

Green finished his Packers career with 8,322 yards over his eight seasons in Green Bay, averaging over 1,000 yards a season while there. Ty Montgomery has a long way to go to reach that mark. However, at the age of 24, he has a lot of time to reach that point. In just four seasons, Eddie Lacy reached 10th on the all-time Packers rushing list.

After averaging 5.9 yards-per-carry in his first year as a running back, there are high hopes for Packers fans when it comes to the young explosive NFL superstar. Ahman Green said that he feels Montgomery did a "phenomenal job" in 2016 and is looking forward to what he can accomplish with an entire offseason of preparation in his pocket.