The Detroit Lions remain the frontrunner to land prized free agent running back Reggie Bush. The team continues to get support from NFL analysts that believe that the best destination for Bush is Detroit. The Lions are also getting some key support on Twitter from several Detroit athletes, both past and present.
I already reported here on Rant Sports that Matthew Stafford added Reggie Bush to his Twitter followers list. While this seems like no big deal, it is only the 110th person that Stafford follows and coincidentally was the last person he added.
Nate Burleson restructured his contract in a move to free up salary cap space for free agents. Burleson also publicly pleaded for Bush to bring his talents to Detroit on an NFL Network program. Burleson looked directly into the camera and spoke to Bush in hopes to land the free agent.
Jalen Rose, a former Michigan Wolverine, took to Twitter to voice his opinion on the Reggie Bush free agency rumors. Rose told Bush he should come to the Lions to join star offensive threats Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson and Mikel Leshoure.
— JALEN ROSE (@JalenRose) March 12, 2013
Perhaps the biggest surprise came at night when former Lions great Barry Sanders also took to Twitter to voice his opinion. Sanders said he’d love to see Bush in Detroit. Sanders added that he feels the running back position is important and he obviously understands that.
Hey, I’d love to see @reggiebush here in the D. I’ve always been outspoken (for me) about how important I think the run game is. Even today.
— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) March 13, 2013
Reggie Bush is in Detroit as I write this and could be signed as early as Wednesday. The addition of Bush would mean so much to this franchise, which is why the city and former Michigan athletes are getting excited. The team is missing a great running game and with Bush would have one of the most potent offenses in the league.