During the first five years of his career, Reggie Bush never seemed to fit in with the New Orleans Saints on offense as he struggled to live up to the hype from when he was selected as the second overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. Last season, Bush received a much-needed fresh start with the Miami Dolphins and recorded his best season since his rookie year after recording 1,086 rushing yards to go along with six touchdowns.
While expectations should be high once again in 2012 as Bush enters his second season with the Dolphins, the former Heisman Trophy winner may have set the bar way too high for a player of his caliber.
Bush recently discussed in an interview how one of his mail goals for the upcoming season is to take home the rushing title–which is awarded each year to the running back that records the most rushing yards during the regular season. Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew took home honors during the 2011 season after finishing with 1,606 rushing yards, but to see a player like Bush finish as the top rusher in 2012 may be one of the most ridiculous predictions of all time.
For starters, it took Bush until his sixth season to finally cross the 1,000-yard mark during the regular season–which means he was clearly overpaid for the type of numbers he produced during his time with the Saints. Bush deserves all of the credit in the world for wanting to achieve such goals, but maybe he should focus on realistic ones such as helping the Dolphins overtake the New England Patriots, New York Jets, and Buffalo Bills in the AFC East.
Dan Parzych is the Director of Content for RantSports.com
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