Reggie Bush's Prospects In 2012 NFL Free Agent Market

By Devin O'Barr
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Reggie Bush is only 209 yards away from reaching his second straight 1,000 yard rushing season. The NFL has taken notice of Bush’s production since being the premier back with the Miami Dolphins the last two years. Moving forward, 2013 free agency is closer than it appears and teams will definitely make a play on the former #2 pick overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. Here is a list of teams that might pull the trigger to bring Bush into their backfield.

Lets begin with a team that just got absolutely shredded on Sunday by the Seattle Seahawks. With the Arizona Cardinals league worst running attack, they may take a flyer on Bush. However, I imagine the Cardinals use one of there great draft picks on a rookie running back. I have my doubts the Cardinals would put money into Bush when there problems lie deeper than the running back position. Putting money into Bush would not be questionable for me, but where there is a will there is a way.

In my mind, there is a better fit for Bush in Pittsburgh. Now, the Pittsburgh Steelers are where I believe Bush would have the most success. With Rashard Mendenhall and Mike Wallace‘s contracts off the books in 2013, the Steelers may need a bit of a boost to an aging team. Currently 25th in rush yards a game, the Steelers would benefit the most from Reggie Bush’s big play ability. Bush would compliment Ben Roethlisberger‘s offense very well and would give the Steelers something extra heading into 2013. Not to mention how much money has been spent on the Steelers offensive line. Young offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey and David Decastro could make Bush the back hes showed flashes off his entire season.

While the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders, and the Jacksonville Jaguars are all in the lower fifth in rushing season I believe Pittsburgh would benefit the most from the explosive back in 2013.

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