Expectations were set high for Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush heading into the 2012 season as the former first-round pick set his eyes on the rushing title, but that obviously fell through as he finished with just 986 rushing yards to go along with six touchdowns. While it seemed like Bush would be on his way out of Miami for the 2013 season, NFL rumors are beginning to heat up about Bush being hopeful about a possible return to the Dolphins.
After starting off the 2012 season on a strong note with 241 rushing yards and two touchdowns over the first two games, Bush cooled down over the rest of the season–breaking the 100-yard rushing mark just twice on the year. Obviously, Bush has struggled to live up to the hype after the type of numbers he displayed at the college level as a member of the USC Trojans, but it’s difficult to see the Dolphins paying Bush the type of money he would be looking for when they already have two other running backs that could be just as productive in 2013–if not more.
Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller have shown plenty of potential for Miami in the future and the smarter move would on the Dolphins’ end would be to focus on developing these two running backs instead of overpaying Bush. There will be numerous teams that pursue Bush this off-season during the off-season if the Dolphins decide on not bringing him back–so it should be interesting to see how this situation plays out during the off-season.
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