When Reggie Bush took his talents to South Beach two seasons ago, initial thoughts were ‘yawn…oh boy'. In his final years with New Orleans, Bush missed the equivalent of a whole regular season. What's more, Bush didn't carry the ball 20 times in a game at all and totaled just 212 carries. So when Miami anointed him the featured back in Miami, there was a chuckle and a pause waiting for the punch line.
It never came because it wasn't a joke.
Bush rattled off four 100 yard games to finish his season last year including a 25 carry 203 yard gem against Buffalo in week 15. He has picked up right where he left off, averaging 20 carries during the first two contests and rushing for 172 yards and two touchdowns last week against Oakland.
Although we aren't quite sure how much tread Bush has left on the tires, he missed only one game last season and appears to be repeating himself this year. The advice to Bush owners? Ride him until you can't.
If you were to guess the top five rushers in the NFL based purely on yards, Bush is second in the league through two weeks with 241 yards and a 6.0 average per carry. He has two runs of more than 20 yards and has caught nine passes for 71 yards. After years of being an after thought or a flex player, Bush has cemented himself into a RB1 status.
The big question is how long that lasts.
| REGGIE BUSH FILE
|Year||20 Carry games
||Average Draft Position
|| 22nd RB