Will Reggie Bush Signing Pay Off For the Detroit Lions?

By Dan Parzych
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After drawing interest from numerous teams, Reggie Bush decided to join the Detroit Lions for the 2013 season after agreeing to a four-year deal on Wednesday as he hopes to help improve a ground game that ranked 23rd last season by averaging 100.8 rushing yards per game. The only question–is Bush the right man for the job with the Lions?

At the beginning of the season, Bush appeared to be on his way to a big season with the Miami Dolphins after recording 241 rushing yards and two touchdowns over the team’s first two games, but his season went down hill from there as he only broke the 100-yard rushing mark once over the remainder of the regular season. Sure, Bush’s numbers may have been down considering he lost carries to Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be facing a similar situation now that he’s in Detroit.

The Dolphins seemed like a good fit for Bush during the 2011 season and it should be interesting to see if he can return to that level in his first season with the Lions. Despite winning just four games all of last season, there’s no reason why Detroit shouldn’t be able to bounce back next season and compete in the NFC North.

The Lions already have one of the league’s top quarterback-wide receiver duos in Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson–so it will be interesting to see whether or not Bush can make the offense even more dangerous next season.

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