The Green Bay Packers running back who reportedly had “a tantrum” on the sidelines during Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams, then reportedly disregarded orders and ran back a kickoff which he fumbled, has been traded.
NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport said this Tuesday:
Source: The #Ravens are trading for #Packers RB Ty Montgomery. The RB help they’re looking for.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 30, 2018
ESPN’s Adam Schefter says the Packers are getting back a 7th round draft pick in 2020.
Ravens are trading a 7th-round pick in 2020 draft to Packers for Ty Montgomery, per source. Packers clearly wanted to move on, and so did Montgomery.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 30, 2018
Rapoport initially said on NFL Network that Ty Montgomery’s “name that is now being discussed in trade circles, available for trade.”
Numerous Packers players and coaches expressed concern over what was described as “a tantrum” after being taken out of the Packers-Rams game in the 4th quarter, then his apparent decision to disregard orders on a kickoff with slightly more than two minutes left in the game.
He then fumbled that kickoff, ending any realistic hopes for a Packers win.
“Ty Montgomery is one of the most humble, hard-working, wanting-to-win and passionate players on this team. Things didn’t go his way…he made a few mistakes that cost him,” said also-departing Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who was traded to Washington.
“He can wash his hands, start over and start fresh and put his last game behind him. He was getting death threats (involving) his family and his wife, from a lot of people for making a mistake.”