Reggie Bush: Is Bush Destined to Become a Free Agent After Last Night's Draft?
Reggie Bush Had An Emotional Tweet Following the Selection of Mark Ingram
Sometimes, emotions get the best of us.
For Reggie Bush, that time was yesterday in the aftermath of the Saints taking former Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram after trading up into the first round to get him.
Bush, who has a Twitter feed, sent out a message saying "It's been fun New Orleans," implying that now that Ingram is in the fold, it means that for Bush, his time with the team that drafted him second-overall out of USC is all but up.
Is that really the case though?
Per Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com:
But I’m thinking Bush might have overreacted a bit on this one. He knows better than I do where things really stand. But at the NFL meeting back in March, New Orleans coach Sean Payton gave some pretty strong indications the Saints had every intention of keeping Bush. Payton implied the Saints had talked, prior to the lockout, with Bush and his agent about some sort of contract extension that would keep him with the team and spread out the last very large chunk of money from his initial contract.
Say what you want about Bush’s production since he came into the league as the No. 2 overall pick in 2006. But Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis always have seemed to view Bush as a very important part of their team. When he’s been healthy, Bush has done some very good things for New Orleans.
One thing Bush didn't realize is how dynamic of a player he is, especially in the return game and how he's the Saints' primary threat in that role. Furthermore, while Ingram is a dominant runner between the tackles, he's nothing like what Bush can do when he gets out in space, something that New Orleans still needs despite getting a power rusher last night.
In the end, it's going to take some pressure off of Bush in the backfield, and that's always a good thing for him, who really isn't built to withstand the punishment that running backs take in this league.
Ingram is going to move the chains and Bush is going to be a player they run on reverses and get him out into space on screen plays, catching the defense off guard.
He will have to rearrange his deal to stay in New Orleans, but telling by the way he reacted, he likedsthe city and wants to continue to play in a Saints uniform.
Lucky enough for him, the team seems to want the same thing.
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