Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports says that, according to a New Orleans Saints insider, the team will be done with 2006 second-overall pick Reggie Bush after this year. He is due to make $8 million in base salary next year and based on his productivity, isn’t remotely worth it.
The source told Cole that GM Mickey Loomis isn’t interested in keeping Bush at that price, even if there is an uncapped year. If Bush wants to stay in New Orleans, he’s going to have to take a huge pay cut. We can’t think of any team in the NFL that would want to pay him $8 million for a year.
It’s tough to call Bush a bust, but at the same time, it’s tough to say that he was remotely worth that pick back in 2006. How smart does former Texans GM Charlie Casserly look for taking Mario Williams over him?