Dec. 23, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush (22) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the third quartet against the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Reggie Bush Seems Like A Nice Fit For The San Diego Chargers

The Miami Dolphins will not be bring back Reggie Bush next season and will allow him to leave via free agency. They will hand the ball off to their younger backs on the roster and let them carry the load.

The San Diego Chargers, on the other hand, likely will be looking to add some running back depth onto the roster. Ryan Mathews has not taken the reigns of being an every down back and has not shown that he can. He has allowed players like Mike Tolbert and Ronnie Brown to take carries away from him.

Brown might retire this offseason or find another team, but he was the team’s best option during passing downs. He could catch the ball out of the backfield and could make a block if needed. Philip Rivers used the back out of the backfield a ton last season and likes having that outlet.

Reggie Bush’s best contributions are in the passing game and his skill set would compliment Ryan Mathews very well (if they can both stay healthy). Bush would be a weapon we could add to the roster out of the backfield and he has a lot more potential to break off a big run than Ronnie Brown ever had. He would be the closest thing to Darren Sproles that we could get. If Ryan Mathews were to go down with an injury, Bush could take a bigger part of the load for a few games. Both Ryan and Reggie are better off with limited amounts of carries.

Would Bush want to come out to San Diego? He is from here. He went to high school out here at Helix and still calls it home. We have a solid team and he would have a solid quarterback to team up with. The biggest question mark would be the money. Would he take less money and can the Chargers clear enough room to add him to the team?

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  • arnie

    unfortunately, this is a option that would have suited norv. McCoy may have different plan. but let’s not disregard reggie’s skills. he’s still a back with some juice left in the tank. just in passing, and space.

  • Preston Niedert

    And what is mcCoy plan if drafting a rookie LT and starting two up and coming CBs is the plan there they might need to do some more thinking cause lasted I checked to young CBs and a ingury prone SS aren’t going to cut it FS eric weddle is the only proven person in the backfiled and that not good I’m sick of the chargers having slow starts then picking it up in the sccound half of the season or having fast starts then have a losing streak follow bye winning two or three games what happend to a 14-2 team whare has the winning cutlure gone in just six years three playoffs run and three years of not making the playoffs had the tatlent gone down the window or what I’m tired of ppl direcpecting the chargers and calling them a team that has tatlent but can’t get over the hump yes we can or we need a new QB and a complety new chragers team cause I’m have sinking feeling that the chragers are in for a long season and a anthor 7-9 or 8-8 record I know that with a new headcoach and new system in place we might not make the playoffs this year and ppl are upbeat about the changes but ppl need to perpair themselves for a up and down season.

  • nolan

    I like the idea I’ve been wanting him since he broke out for 1000 yards 2 seasons ago and now here is our chance please bring him in cut mathews and bring him in he’s better anyway

  • Joey Nicks

    Rather spend the money on Jake Long.

    • Ambitoos

      I agree. Jake is a young stud that will make a differance. No runner will be able to run untill we get an O lineOur O line s not good enough to be a mediocre line.

  • RussinSactown

    I think that Bringing Reggie Home (Remember, he went to Helix) would be a great move. He is a great change of pace from Matthews who could teach him a thing or two. Hell if he teaches him not to set down the rock and not shatter on the first hit, he’s worth every penny. He’s a better move than Ronnie Brown and Battle long term, that’s for sure.

  • Joel Garcia

    I just want to sit back and watch what Telesco and McCoy have up their sleeves this time. Obviously they did a good job by getting the right coaches in here. But now it’s going to be interesting to see what type of player they are going to bring in to get us back to a winning program.

  • thegorn

    Steer clear of this man.

  • Rob Base

    He’s a good back but I don’t see him taking a pay cut to come to the Bolts.

  • 619chargers4life

    his fumble issues are as bad as Rm . not to mention the injuries

  • tubbs45

    Build the line and the backs will get the yardage. if the line blows up every time, then it doesnt matter if the Hulk is back there, cause the D will be forcing you to throw under duress or take a sack/loss/strip fumble (see the past 2-3 years of bolts film). Please for the LOVE OF GOD McCoy, build the O-Line……

    • tubbs45

      I’ll bet you Whiz is looking at Stephens-Howling he is a decent blocker with good hands and a return punt/kick man.

  • Sergio Quintero

    I like Bush, you can give from 40/50% of the carries, and all of the passing downs that clearly Mathews has not been good in. Plus both guys seem to need to split carries.
    But whoever you bring in, the OLine is desperate for help, the run blocking was atrocious, hopefully a major push towards zone blocking will really help which is the preferred scheme of their OLine coach from the Bills. I expect the chargers to cut enough of their current roster to get to 25-30 million under the cap.
    My offseason signings: Levitre OG, Bush RB, Mike Jenkins CB or Tony Carter or Leodis McKelvin.

  • miketuck

    This is what I’ve been saying for a long while. Get guys that are Fans and grew up in the southwestern tip of the USA. There’s the pride factor, the feeling of having friends and family coming to see you at the games, and there’s the more reason to take a lesser contract to be close to home and family. San Diego has put out so many great backs and alot of other position players, there’s absolutely no reason to shop elsewhere. And Reggie has finally got a chance to show his ability, where as in New Orleans he had to share all the time. 3rd down Back and return specialist would be a great help for the Chargers. If he has lost any speed it wouldn’t matter greatly because his vision is what made him a great runner.

  • miketuck

    And again I wiil say that a young WR that is opting out of his senior year at Eastern Washington would become the #1 reciever in Chargers history. Kaufman is 6’5″ 4.6 40, and has power in his after catch running ability. Doesn’t drop balls or fumble hardly at all. And this guys hands are just like Brown and Floyd. He was rated 20th but is climbing fast. A good Oline and weapons like nobody else would put the Chargers in the drivers seat next year.

  • Gio G.

    Fix the O-Line first! But if possible bring Reggie HOME!