Former NFL running back Michael Bush tried to show his stuff at the Veteran Combine on Sunday. It did not go well.
Bush clocked a 4.91-second 40-yard dash time, which is way too slow to be an NFL running back. Afterward, he realized he probably isn’t going to get another chance.
“You gotta be [expletive] me . . . 4.91?” Bush said, via NFL Network. “There you go, there goes my career. You all just messed it up for me. A 4.91? That’s like saying you [addressing reporters] can come off the bench, and you can come catch me. It hurts. It hurts.”
If it makes Bush feel any better, I can tell him he’s wrong about one thing: He’s still faster than those reporters he was addressing. I think I can speak for my sportswriting colleagues when I say we’re not running any 4.9-second 40s.
Bush hasn’t played in a regular-season game since he was with the Bears in 2013, and he averaged 3.1 yards a carry that season. So his NFL career was probably over already. His slow 40 time just confirmed that.