Reggie Bush hasn’t had the career people expected of him when he entered the NFL as the No. 2 pick in the 2006 draft, after a spectacular, Heisman Trophy-winning season at USC. But in some ways, Bush’s lack of production so far provides more reason to believe he can have a major impact in his new home of Detroit.
As Bush pointed out to the team’s website, with only 967 career carries, Bush doesn’t have the same kind of wear and tear on his body that most running backs have after seven seasons in the NFL.
“I really didn’t get beat up early in my career,” Bush said. “The last two years in Miami was the first time I really experienced that 20 to 25 carry range. I feel good. I’ve really played injury free both seasons [in Miami].”
Bush still thinks his best football may be ahead of him.
“I still feel good,” Bush said. “I still feel like I have a lot to prove and a lot of football left in me and I’m just getting started.”
Perhaps Detroit will be the place where Bush becomes the player people expected him to be when he entered the NFL.