There is a long list of talent when it comes to the running back position and there are a handful of teams who need help in the backfield. Not only can Reggie Bush line up in the backfield, he is also a threat in other positions on the field. Back in college, attending the University of Southern California, whenever Reggie Bush touched the ball, you knew what you were about to see was special.
Being in the league for 6 seasons, the 27 year old veteran out of Spring Valley, California has picked up 4,162 career rushing yards along with 29 career touchdowns. We all know what Reggie has to offer teams who are looking to get an upgrade on offense and also special teams.
When it comes to being a receiving, he has proven to be one of the best receiving backs in the game. Picking up 2,730 receiving yards and 15 career touchdowns averaging 7.3 yards a reception.
Spending 4 seasons in New Orleans and only 2 in Miami, Reggie is looking for his 3rd team in his short career. I’m sure he is hoping the next team he signs with, will be the team he chooses to retire with. Now enough talk, let’s get down to business, shall we? Starting off with #1 of course.
1. Arizona Cardinals – This team is in great need of a running back who can stay healthy and produce when their number is called. Beanie Wells and Tim Hightower were drafted by the Cardinals hoping they would be their premiere backs. Not only did Tim Hightower move on after 2 seasons, but now it looks as if Beanie Wells time in Arizona is soon to be over also. So bringing in Reggie Bush, who has produced for both the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins, would give them an extra kick on an offense that looks as if it is starting from scratch.
2. Detroit Lions – This team has NOT had a consistent back ever since Barry Sanders called it quits after 10 seasons in the league. I’m not saying you are going to go out there and find another Barry Sanders, there will never be another great like him. But going through running backs like the Chicago Bears did quarterbacks, is not a good thing. Especially when NOW your franchise quarterback is pretty much throwing the ball the whole game when he has a history of injuring his throwing arm. If they can clear enough cap space, Detroit could possibly be a favorite to land them a new running back.
3. Kansas City Chiefs – Yeah, again I know what you are thinking, they need a quarterback. Well check this out, if the 49ers end up wanting to shop Alex Smith or possibly release him? They could make a run at both players before they bring in their 1st round pick (If you haven’t checked out our mock drafts, please do so). Kansas City have a premiere back in Jamaal Charles but everybody behind him couldn’t really keep up their end of the bargain, cough cough, Peyton Hillis. So this is yet another offense looking to start fresh and look to be a contender in the AFC. Remember Dante Hall? Yeah, pretty much Reggie Bush in a bigger body and different position. Just trying to compare the speed and return ability, heckle me if you must. What better way to start your new and improved Kansas City Chiefs offense by possibly franchise tagging Bowe, bringing in Alex Smith and Reggie Bush to accompany Jamaal Charles in the run game.
4. Green Bay Packers – This team will definitely make my list or any of my colleagues list(s) when it comes to teams needing a running back who can take some edge off of Aaron Rodgers. Last season they brought in former Chicago Bear Cedric Benson and took another shot with Ryan Grant who rushed for back to back 1 thousand yard seasons back in 2008 and 2009 before being cut in 2011. The back field for Green Bay has always been mixed up cause of injuries, so consistency in that position was always a question mark after Ahman Green made his final stint with the Packers in 2009 (he only rushed for 160 yards) before spending 7 seasons with them before leaving to Houston for 2 seasons. This last season, they lined Cobb up in the half back position and had some somewhat success with it. Right now I think the Packers are gonna be looking at Stephen Jackson, Reggie Bush and Ahmad Bradshaw to fill this spot.
5. Buffalo Bills – Yeah they have C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, but last season they were both injured, one with a shoulder injury and the other with a knee injury. This hurt their running game BAD, trying to find the right person to fill in and stay healthy. It wouldn’t hurt to add another speedy running back to this mix, but playing time would be an issue. Just seeing that their two top backs were injured and nobody really to fall back on, Reggie could be that person if the same were to happen next season. Yeah he may fumble here and there but when he doesn’t he can help move the chains. The man can catch, return, take the ball out of the backfield and is only 27 years old with a Super Bowl under his belt. What Buffalo Bills fan wouldn’t want him? No seriously, if you Bills fans disagree with me on this, please let me know in the comments.