The Facts: Nagy, who will retake offensive play-calling duties this season, also said the idea of lead running back David Montgomery getting 20 carries a game this season is "very doable."
Diehards Line: In his second season, Montgomery tied for fifth in the NFL in rushing and became the first Bears back to top 1,000 yards since Jordan Howard in 2017. But Montgomery's was a tale of two seasons. He scored 105 fantasy points (11.6 per week) in his first nine games. Then, after missing a game with a concussion, Montgomery rushed for 434 yards and five touchdowns on 71 carries. Only NFL leading rusher Derrick Henry of the Titans had more yards and TDs during that span. As a result, Montgomery scored 153 fantasy points (averaging 25.5 per game) over the final six weeks of the season and ranked third in total points among running backs in that time. But schedule was a factor. As SI.com pointed out, during that stretch, Chicago's opponents were all in the top six in terms of allowing the most fantasy points to running backs. So he's earned the role. Let's see if Nagy follows through with it.