Running back Reggie Bush was due to earn $11.8 million in 2011. That number may as well have been $118 million. Either way, the Saints weren’t paying it.
Instead, a league source tells us that Bush will pocket $5 million in 2011 as part of a two-year, $9.75 million contract with the Dolphins.
Though Bush will get increased touches in Miami and likely could be the starting tailback, the contract makes clear that he won’t be the workhorse. And that’s the best way to ensure that he finishes the season healthy — and extends his career to the age of 30, and maybe beyond.