Why Reggie Bush is a Bad Move for the Lions

ImageFree Agent Reggie Bush

When the NFL Free Agency market opens up many Detroit Lions fans will be rooting for a Reggie Bush signing. 

If this happens, the Lions will show yet again what an utter failure they can be in this business.

There is no doubt Bush is a playmaker, he has super bowl experience and has shown a capability to handle the lead role in Miami.

He has the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, and can serve as a truly adequate replacement in wake of the Jahvid Best tragedy.

So what’s the problem with signing him?

Joique Bell is the problem, and it’s a great one to have.

I know the Lions haven’t had the best luck with running backs in their history since the departure of Barry Sanders, but maybe Detroit got a little lucky with this guy.

What class is Bell in?  Well let me rattle off a few names:  Adrian Peterson, C.J. Spiller, Jamaal Charles, and Marshawn Lynch.

Bell; along with these other players are the only ones in the NFL last year to average at least five yards a carry with a minimum of 75 rushing attempts.

Oh yeah and here’s something those other players didn’t do, he was third in receiving yards among running backs last year, and that was in a back-up role.

Wait a minute more than Ray Rice?  More than Arian Foster?  Yes and yes.

ImageDetroit Lion Running Back Joique Bell

So why is the interest with Reggie Bush so high?  The only silver lining I see with it is, keeping him out of the reach of Green Bay, and trust me that’s optimism at its highest.

Peter King of SI.com thinks, “He’ll end up in Detroit.”

But, with a possible contract of over three million dollars a year, and what seems like a thousand holes on defense, signing Bush would be nothing short of irresponsible for the Lions

The NFL free agency market opens at 4 p.m. Tuesday, maybe then will any speculation come to fact.

If they do end up signing Bush, just know they will be left with more than a handful of holes.



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