When the Detroit Lions signed Reggie Bush int he offseason, the thinking was that he’d help open up their offense and give them another dynamic on that side of the ball. While the Lions offense has been hit or miss for a majority of the season, Bush has been consistent and has given the Lions their first 1,000 yard rusher since Kevin Jones did it almost ten years ago.
Bush crossed the 1,000 yard make against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, thus proving that not only is he still a valuable asset in the NFL but his signing has paid off the way the Lions thought it might. Detroit is still going to miss the postseason and they still have questions on offense, but Bush came out hustling this season for the Lions and has at the very least proved that he’s the back the Lions have coveted all these years.
The question now is how long can Bush keep this up? He rushed for over 1,000 through 16 games this season but can he do it again next year for a Lions team that will need him to continue his rushing success.
Detroit offense was no doubt improved this year with Bush and his 1,000 yard rushing season is one of the smaller bright spots in an otherwise disappointing season for the Lions.