Jason La Canfora of NFL Network believes that one team is going to set the market for impending free agent Reggie Bush. While JLC mentions the Rams and Eagles as possible suitors once the RB is released from the Saints into the FA market, it’s the Miami Dolphins that JLC will be the big player for his services.
Citing no sources specifically, La Canfora said on yesterdays “Total Access”, “From what I’m gathering, the Miami Dolphins might actually set the market for Reggie Bush.”
That should make some fans very happy as many here on this site have been hoping that the Dolphins would in fact bring in the electric runner. If the rumor is true and the Dolphins do indeed go after Bush, they will fill their 3rd down back and punt returner at the same time. Bush is 26 years old and has spent most of his NFL career answering questions about his time at USC. Mistakes he made that cost the Trojans their BCS Title.
In Miami, the signing of Bush would be an overwhelming indication that Daniel Thomas will be the featured back and that the team will not run an “every other series” split between backs like they have done with Ricky Williams and Ronnie Brown.
Reggie Bush has yet to truly deliver on the talent that made him a number two overall pick by the Saints in 2006. While his rushing yards and receiving yards are similar…both over 2,000, Bush has added a total of 29 touchdowns in his 5 years. He also has lost 10 of his 19 fumbles.
Jason La Canfora may be right, or he may be wrong. When the lockout is lifted and free agency begins. We will find out. In the meantime, feel free to discuss among yourselves!