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People are bound to disagree with this one, but there’s plenty of reasons why Reggie Bush should have returned to Miami for another couple of years.
Bush was clearly the team’s only real offensive threat in 2012, falling just shy of recording back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.
He emerged as a team leader during his two-year tenure, and asserted the fact that he can handle the majority of the work load as a feature back in the NFL.
That was enough to ink him a four-year deal worth $16 million with the Detroit Lions, a more than fair price for a proven running back with big play capability.
Bush is only guaranteed $5 million of that contract, with a base salary of just $1 million in 2013.
Jeff Ireland must have a lot of faith in Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas if he wasn't willing to bring back Bush at such a reasonable rate.
Just imagine how electric the combination of Bush and Miller could have been in Miami, especially while playing alongside their talented new receiving corps.
Sure Miller looked impressive in his limited carries as a rookie, but it’s hard to enter a season with your depth chart featuring an unproven sophomore starter and an injury prone backup.