Is the Reggie Bush era done in New Orleans?
The former USC standout and running back with the New Orleans Saints seems to think so, as he hinted on his Twitter account Thursday night.
The tweet came out just as the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft ended. A few picks prior to Green Bay’s final pick of the first round, the Saints traded up to the 28th spot (previously owned by the New England Patriots), taking former Heisman Trophy winner and Alabama star Mark Ingram.
Ingram, who rushed for 42 touchdowns over three seasons with the Crimson Tide, was rumored to be the only running back to be selected in the first round – and by the end of the day, he was just that.
So, what’s next for Reggie Bush? Only time will tell, and it will be interesting to see if the aforementioned goodbye tweet remains on his account throughout the rest of the night.
Last week, Sean Payton told The Times-Picayune that he wanted Bush to return to the Saints next season. In order for that to happen, a new deal would have to be worked out – and that seems unlikely.
If Bush is indeed headed for another organization in the future, it will also be interesting to see which teams will show interest in the talented, but often-injured star. Certainly, former USC head coach Pete Carroll is in Seattle, and could be an option, but so could some other teams that are in need of running back help, such as the Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots.