Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery finds himself on the block ahead of next Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline.

There’s several reasons for the veteran’s presence on the block. He’s slated to become a free agent next March. The rebuilding Bears also like what they have in young running back Khalil Herbert, who has actually outperformed Montgomery this season.

With that said, there’s going to be a strong market for a young back in Montgomery who tallied north of 1,000 total yards in each of his first three seasons ahead of the 2022 campaign. Below, we look at three ideal David Montgomery trade scenarios from the Bears.

Kansas City Chiefs bring in David Montgomery

In what can’t be considered too much of a surprise, Kansas City has been linked to running backs leading up to Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline. The team actually gave rookie Isiah Pacheco the start over an inconsistent Clyde Edwards-Helaire last week against the San Francisco 49ers.

  • David Montgomery contract: $2.79 million base salary in 2022; free agent in 2023

As you can see, Montgomery’s salary wouldn’t have too much of an impact on the cash-strapped Chiefs. In fact, he’d cost a mere $1.6 million against the cap. Even if it is as a rental, sending a third-round pick and change to Chicago for Montgomery would be a solid win-now move for the championship contenders.