Reggie Bush gets $9.75 million over two years

AP

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.

25 responses to “Reggie Bush gets $9.75 million over two years

  1. Dan Carpenter currently wears #5. Odds are HE is seeing some of that 9.75 heading to HIS bank account to change numbers!

  2. makes sense for miami, a team that seems more focused on being flashy and attracting people to the stadium than actually winning any games.

  3. Bush is essentially a better version of Darren Sproles. He’s very good at what he does, but what he does is pretty narrow. Obviously, he never lived up the the hype coming out of college, but strictly in terms of pro-level talent, Bush has it. This contract probably overpays him, but Bush will at least add an element of excitement to an otherwise boring team.

  4. Miami has NO starting backs under contract. They drafted a guy (still not signed). Ronnie and Ricky are both free agents…

  5. He’s still making more than Chris Johnson & Arian Foster Combine! with less touches.. who’s laughing now? Not Reggie!

  6. Can’t wait…catch passes, run back punts, a few runs from the slot, the defense shifts…a good decoy..5 mil a bargain…

  7. lostsok says:
    Jul 28, 2011 10:48 AM
    Dan Carpenter currently wears #5. Odds are HE is seeing some of that 9.75 heading to HIS bank account to change numbers!

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    Can RBs where numbers that low? Or am I missing a joke here?

  8. lostsok says: Jul 28, 2011 10:48 AM

    Dan Carpenter currently wears #5. Odds are HE is seeing some of that 9.75 heading to HIS bank account to change numbers!

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    RBs can’t wear #5. Has to be 20-49.

  9. I think he’ll do better in WC packages, than traditional running attacks..

    I can see him in the slot, motioning across Ronnie Brown (or whoevers face) and taking the Jet Sweep and being pretty efficient..

    A little overpaid, but I’m not counting him out..

  10. what are the saints getting in return…besides unloading an injury prone rb with a 16 m cap #

  11. Good. Mark Ingram is a great guy and deserves a chance to make his own way in New Orleans without Bush grumbling in the corner that he’s not getting enough attention.

  12. @ Deb

    You think Reggie wanted respect that couldn’t be farther from the true. What he really wanted was money and not to be around a rookie running back with a NC ring & Heisman that the NCAA say’s he can keep. I know that probably burns him, kind of like in 2008 when Leinart was so close to winning a SB ring without ever having to step on the field.

  13. @lostsok

    The only way Bush is getting #5 is if he changes positions to a Kicker or QB.

  14. Hmmm…. Averaged a little over 400 yds and 3 tds per season. They must think he’s worth that much as a return man. His career numbers don’t even make it look like he’s worth a camp invite at the veteran minimum.
    I don’t get it. Name recognition? He’s clearly not worth the money based on what he’s done over 5 years.

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