Ty Montgomery
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New York Jets running back Ty Montgomery is excited for his new team along with what they’ll be able to do in 2019.

There are numerous offensive weapons the New York Jets will have on the roster this season. Everyone likes to talk about Sam Darnold, Le’Veon Bell, Robby Anderson, and even their new head coach, Adam Gase. But one of the overlooked weapons Gang Green will have in 2019 is running back Ty Montgomery.

Previously a member of the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens, Montgomery switched from wide receiver to running back in 2016. However, he still has receiver qualities and is, therefore, a versatile weapon in any offense.

Speaking with Ethan Greenberg of the team’s website, Montgomery, 26, discussed his role as a running back in Gase’s offense.

“You have to be smart,” Montgomery said. “You have to be able to catch the ball and you have to be able to run the ball. You can’t have an imbalance and be at running back in this offense. It’s actually pretty cool, it’s challenging. I think it suits my abilities and I’m loving it.”

The Jets are looking to improve from their 4-12 campaign last season. Now that Darnold has a new, offensive-minded head coach along with multiple weapons around him, the offense has the opportunity to be dominant. The defense is looking to be effective as well, led by Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams.

Montgomery is overly excited for his new team and is looking to make the most out of each moment.

“I’m trying to win the day,” Montgomery stated. “It’s something I learned in college — win the rep, win the down, win the practice, win the day. It’s one thing at a time every day, enjoy each moment. That’s just what I’m expecting from myself, just to enjoy each moment as long as I’m here and hopefully I can be here for a long time.”

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.