NFL Trade Rumors: 7 Possible Landing Spots for Reggie Bush
The New Orleans Saints made a bold selection in this year's draft by drafting Alabama running back Mark Ingram—which some suggested marked the end of the Reggie Bush era in New Orleans.
If the Saints were to deal Bush, which many expect, where are the likely destinations?
Bush is a dynamic running back that has yet to live up his potential due to several injuries and inconsistent play. However, Bush undoubtedly is a talented running back that is extremely versatile and can turn any play into a game-changer.
Here are the seven likely landing spots for Reggie Bush.
St. Louis Rams
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Reggie Bush would not only solidify the St. Louis Rams' backfield, but he'd be a great addition for developing quarterback Sam Bradford.
Bush would certainly do his time as a running back, giving veteran Steven Jackson some breathers, but he'd be extremely beneficial to Bradford in the passing game.
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In Cleveland's backfield, Peyton Hillis and Mike Bell are powerful, north-and-south runners who cannot outrun defenders—which almost makes their running attack one dimensional.
Reggie Bush is a shifty, explosive and dynamic runner that would be a great asset to Cleveland's offense, which will be led by youngster Colt McCoy.
Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers are primed to make a legitimate shot at repeating as Super Bowl champions in 2011, as their returning roster is almost identical to last year's.
How can Green Bay get better entering next season? Some believe they could beef up their offense. The addition of Reggie Bush would certainly help.
Bush would join Ryan Grant and James Starks to solidify Green Bay's backfield, and he'd be an asset to their pass-first offense led by Aaron Rodgers.
New York Giants
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New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is scheduled to become a free agent once the lockout is lifted. Reggie Bush may be a huge upgrade from Bradshaw.
Bush could potentially join Brandon Jacobs to create one of the most dominating running back tandems in all of football.
Jacobs is a powerful, physical runner while Bush is a shifty, elusive back—the pair would make a perfect of example of a thunder and lightning two-headed monster backfield.
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The Washington Redskins entire offense is in shambles, with John Beck set to be their starting quarterback in 2011.
Washington will struggle to find offense next season. By adding Reggie Bush, they'd be adding a playmaker.
Everyone knows that Redskins' owner Dan Snyder loves to go out and get the big-name players. Once the lockout is lifted, Bush is set to be one of the biggest names available.
New England Patriots
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Some may believe that the New England Patriots are not a possible destination for Reggie Bush since they selected Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley during this year's draft.
Vereen and Ridley are set to join BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Danny Woodhead and possibly Kevin Faulk to make one of the more crowded backfields in the entire league. One may speculate that there is no room for Bush.
If Bill Belichick were to trade for Bush, he'd likely use him as a change-of-pace running back and as a slot receiver.
The Patriots love creating matchup problems offensively, and Bush is definitely a mismatch nightmare, along with Danny Woodhead, Wes Welker, Deion Branch and Aaron Hernandez.
San Diego Chargers
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The San Diego Chargers' running game struggled last season with Ryan Matthews and Mike Tolbert being plagued by injuries.
Reggie Bush would certainly bolster San Diego's running attack, along with their passing game.
With Malcom Floyd's and Vince Jackson's futures with the Chargers unclear, San Diego could possibly lose some major offensive firepower. Adding Bush could be a smart transaction.