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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