Reggie Bush has signed with the Detroit Lions. For a team that didn’t have the bank account to afford the $6 million per year contract he was interested in, they sure did fine in the sweet talk department. There is no official word yet on the dollar amount of the contract, but there’s simply no way the Lions offered Bush that kind of money. NFL.com is breaking the story, saying it is a four-year deal.
$3 or $4 million seems to be the figure that was swirling around the internet late last night. Bush had a visit set up with the Arizona Cardinals and was rumored to field a telephone call offer from the Cincinnati Bengals. Bush never got out of Detroit, though, and it sounds like he is taking less than he is worth, which tells me he likes the fit in the Motor City.
He arrived this morning in a white limo and was greeted with open arms at Detroit’s facilities. My guess was the visit was for a physical and eventual press conference later today.
Bush adds an explosive scat and receiver option out of the back field for Detroit. In an offense that has no problem slinging the ball, he will give the team an additional weapon. He was also given the reins as the starter for the club. The combination of Mikel Leshoure, Joique Bell and Bush should take care of the Lions’ 23rd ranked rushing problem.
Stay tuned for the official dollar amount of the contract.