Reggie Bush isn’t just running for next year’s contract in these playoffs; he’s also trying to pocket some extra cash for this season.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Bush will make $1 million more in bonus money if the Saints win the Super Bowl. ($500,000 each for the next two possible wins.) Bush already pocketed $300,000 for the team’s win against Arizona.
If this news doesn’t point out the inequity of rookie contracts, nothing will. Bush’s playoff bonus money could nearly triple what starter Pierre Thomas will make all season.
Thomas has easily outplayed and outproduced Bush the last two years, but had the misfortune of going undrafted in 2007.