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 after the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft was complete. 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). New Orleans selected 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. By the end of the day, he was just that.
So, what’s next for Reggie Bush? Only time will tell. 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 need to be in the works. At this point, that appears to be unlikely.
If Bush heads for another organization, it will 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. There are certainly other teams that need help at the running back position. The Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots all come to mind.