Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) rushes against the Minnesota Vikings in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 14-13. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions' Reggie Bush wants to play five more years

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush had himself an amazing first year with the Lions after moving on from the Miami Dolphins. I knew he was going to be a huge part of their offense as soon as I heard that both parties were able to agree on a contract.

He hit a few snags along the way, but that’s happened to Reggie ever since he stepped foot in this league. No matter what’s placed in his way, he still manages to help out whatever team he’s representing. I realize he’s only played for three teams in his career, but he’s still an important piece no matter where he is.

Now according to ProFootballTalk on NBC Sports, Reggie Bush has said that he wants to play for at least five more years in the NFL. Right now he’s 28 years old (29 in March), while the league has a handful of running backs who are in their early 30′s.

You have guys like Jackie Battle, Ronnie Brown, Frank Gore, Fred Jackson, Steven Jackson, John Kuh, Willis McGahee,  Jason Snelling, Vonte Leach, DeAngelo Williams, Darren Sproles who are pushing 30 years old and still active in the NFL.

I’m sure within a couple years these guys will be gone, considering most running backs don’t last this long. But if they can manage to stick it out for five more years like Reggie hopes to do, then hey, we’re not (NFL fans) complaining.

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