Reggie Bush wants to play at least five more years

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Lions running back Reggie Bush joined PFT Live on Friday to talk about his eight-year NFL career.

Yes, Reggie Bush has been in the NFL for eight years now.

The question becomes how many more years we’ll see a guy who has plenty of tread left on the tires, given the years that he was part of a committee in New Orleans.

“I feel good at this point, obviously I’m saying that because I’m not getting hit right now,” Bush said with a laugh. “I still feel like I can go, I don’t know how many years left, god willing I can play at least another 5 years. I would love to get at least another five years in.”

He realizes that he’s two years away from adopting a one-year-at-a-time mindset.

“That’s kind I what I’ve been hearing from some of the veterans and some of the guys who retired,” Bush said. “Once you get past year 10 you just kind of, ‘Ok, I’ll see how I feel after this year,’ and you just kind of take it from there.”

You can take it from here by watching the full interview.  Reggie also will appear in studio for Friday’s Pro Football Talk at NBCSN.

33 responses to “Reggie Bush wants to play at least five more years

  1. Plenty of tread left? The dude’s had microfracture surgery on one of his knees.

  2. 8 years? Really? It’s easy not to notice because he hasn’t done anything notable during that time. With any luck, he’ll continue 5 more years with us not knowing.

  3. Explosive player, but showed again last year that he just isn’t durable.

    Joique Bell will be the starter there next year I think. Reggie was productive but seemed pretty much dinged up all year.

  4. Many fans forget that, moments before drafting Vince Young No. 3 overall, the Titans were on the phone with the Saints attempting to trade up to get Bush. I can’t help but wonder how differently things could’ve turned out: Billy Volek would’ve been the Titans’ starting QB and Chris Johnson wouldn’t have been drafted by them two years later.

  5. The only number I’m interested in is how many Super Bowls he wins with Detroit. But if that turns out to be zero then good for him to get those extra 5 seasons and the pay that goes with it. He’ll be set for life even better. That’s wonderful for him.

  6. I mean its not like Reggie puts up Billy (Sims) or Barry (Sanders) numbers.

    Maybe he needs to ask Barry what it is like to be the tackling dummy in a Lions backfield (?)

  7. Reggie will be a great NFL Contributor for many more years given he can stay healthy as well as hold onto the football. He’s a dynamic player that can get big gains but he’s also a player that can get these 2 yards first down type plays on the outside that very few players in the NFL can. He was severely underrated as a Saint, did well with Miami and had a great year with Detroit.

  8. So many negative comments!! I’m a Jets fan. Wish i had this guy on my team. He’s a playmaker. All RB’s are getting hurt these day’s. It’s football. Half you people probably never played a sport in your life!! Give the guy a break!! Lions to the Bowl in 2015!!

  9. He doesn’t have a lot of total touches, so if he can avoid getting injured he’s got a lot left.

    I’d say he could be a Kevin Faulk type player if he wants to.

  10. Thanks Reggie for the years in New Orleans. Yes there was a running back by committee approach, but You do have a Super Bowl ring to show for it and it did preserve you.

  11. Wow, so much hate from you guys. Did you watch the interview? I thought Reggie came off well, even when plugging Sony. As a Saints fan, I wish him the best. He did well this year, as well as in his time with Miami.

  12. What a lot of negative comments about Reggie.
    I wish he had stayed in Miami, we missed him this year. Jeff Ireland is to blame for that, just another horrible mistake.
    The one problem he has, is injuries. He is hurt every season.

  13. If he stays with the Lions 5 more years, he’ll likely get plenty of sleep with Caldwell boring him to death.

  14. If i got to run over the Packers defense twice a year I would keep playing too. They should just contract turd bay or move em to LA I will never forget this past thanksgiving game. He He

  15. Reggie has earned great respect, deserved due to his talent, dedication, and character. Despite his will and dedication, the body can take only so much damage, and he is the recipient of hits by the best defenders in the NFL. So, please Reggie, retire before your body is damaged to the point of limiting the quality of life after football that you seaerve. 5 years is way too much, and the rewards are transient.

  16. Due to his injury problem and butter fingers, I see him being a NFL expert in the next five years!

  17. The Miami Fan base misses him greatly… If he had stayed even at a lower cost we would have made those pesky playoffs for sure. As a ‘Reggie Fan’ I have to say he has a me vs the world attitude and hes darn right too because people think hes not a solid back. But dang hes good.

  18. He can easily get 5 more years as long as he’s willing to spilt time with Bell. If they both stay healthy we can get 2,000 plus rushing and 1200 plus receiving yards out of our RB spot.

    I’d like to see Bell featured more to keep bush healthy, because Bush is to injury prone to do it all.

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