Speculation has abounded regarding Reggie Bush’s future with the New Orleans Saints.
Bush has struggled to live up to the hype and the astronomical contract that he signed as the No. 2 overall pick out of USC. And it has been well-documented.
Due to make a cool $11.8 million for the upcoming 2011 season, the Saints’ front office has been tasked with finding a suitable alternative to paying the electrifying playmaker the exorbitant contract.
A couple of avenues have been expressed in the media.
One route that many draft pundits have offered is cutting Bush and finding a cheaper version in the draft.
This idea has picked up a lot of steam from some of the ESPN analysts, just not the NFC South blogger Pat Yasinkas, a guy who would be in the know.
A more sensible approach would seem to be a restructuring of Reggie’s rookie deal. If this is the case, then he will almost certainly have to take a pay cut.
Reggie Bush is a sometimes subtle, other times dynamic force in the NFL and the Saints will do everything in their power, short of paying him the large contract, to keep him in New Orleans.