Bush To Seahawks?

March 17, 2010 – 4:23 am by Hickey


To this point, the entirety of my Rumors and Rants career has consisted of rants. (And two link dumps). But now that I’ve become privy to some information that people actually might care about, I am proud to present you with my first rumor.

A legitimate dude who has a close relative in the Saints front office told me that the team is trying to shop Reggie Bush to the Seahawks for both of Seattle’s first round picks — in this case, Nos. 6 and 14 in the upcoming draft. (The Bush-to-Seattle rumor has been floating around in some corners since the offseason got underway, but this would seem to give it legs of some sort).

Of course, that is a ridiculously steep asking price for a guy who has proven himself to be a dangerous-though-not always-reliable weapon. But the art of negotiation is dictated on asking for more than you’d ever expect to get, so that’s no surprise. If some kind of a deal were to eventually be worked out, it might make sense for all involved parties.

The Saints pay Reggie Bush way too much money. He will earn $8 million next year, which is a lot of scratch for a dude who had five touchdowns this season. Furthermore, shaking things up after winning the Super Bowl isn’t a bad idea. I don’t know if there has been a team since the ’85 Bears that has created more euphoria with a Super Bowl run, and that can easily lead to resting on ones laurels. Making a major move keeps everyone on their toes.

The Seahawks are in dire need of some kind of running back. Right now the depth chart lists Julius Jones, Justin Forsett and Louis Rankin as the backs. I think they could bring back Chris Warren or Ricky Watters and get a bigger impact.

The biggest x-factor, of course, is Pete Carroll. Carroll coached Bush at USC and a reunion would certainly be embraced by both sides.

Saints GM Mickey Loomis has already announced that Bush will be back next season, which would seemingly put all this to rest. But general managers have been known to say one thing and do another in the past, and they surely will in the future. I don’t think we’ve heard the last of this one.

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  1. 10 Responses to “Bush To Seahawks?”

  2. This rumor has some issues. Mainly this–why would the Seahawks give up 2 first round draft picks for Reggie Bush, when they could give up a 2nd Round pick, and make a push for Pierre Thomas?

    Over the past 2 years, Pierre has been better than Reggie Bush, and he could be gotten for much, much less.

    The Seahawks could make a big offer to Pierre, keep their first two round picks, and put the Saints in a very difficult position of having to match the offer.

    By Big Blue Monkey on Mar 18, 2010

  3. the saints should keep the superbowl champs together as much as possible. reggie hase’nt reached his full nfl power yet. its about to kick in. he needs a better line to open up holes and hes gone. can you say repeat. who dat.

    By gerard on Mar 18, 2010

  4. The Saints missed the golden opportunity to trade Busch in the draft!
    They could have gotten more on the promise of Bush than the reality of Bush.

    By Elfintomcat on Mar 18, 2010

  5. You’re on crank. There is no way the Seahawks would trade two first rounders for an inconsistent pass catching RB.

    Write more puff, kthx.

    By I Dunno on Mar 19, 2010

  6. Reggie who? oh that guy…the guy who is finally coming into his own? The guy who is starting to run north and south and stopped juking before he gets a hand off? The same guy who is starting to run through defensive players. I know this is my opinion but I really think the man has finally learned how to run the football. I guess at 8 million any one can be taught anything lol….

    By rockingruss1515 on Mar 19, 2010

  7. No way any coach gives up 2 first round picks, maby the 14th pick for bush, or the 6th pick and a second round pick for bush and the 32nd pick in the first round but not 2 first. Besides the saints cant afford 3 first round picks for that matter 2 first rounders.

    By johnny v on Mar 19, 2010

  8. O ya i forgot unless you are Dikita then you trade away all your picks.

    By johnny v on Mar 19, 2010

  9. Two first-round picks is a ridiculous idea but taking Reggie Bush-a somewhat proven, always dangerous RB-instead of C.J. Spiller makes sense.

    I think Carroll knows how to bets utilize Bush’s skills whereas, a Bell, Sharper and Fujita are finding-out, Coach Payton only views Brees as irreplaceable.

    I think Bush deserves to be the premier back somewhere like Seattle, where the entire offense can be-built around him-similar to Faulk in St. Louis.

    However, that will never happen in New Orleans. Bush is a slot-back, punt returner and third-down back; as shown in 2008-when he suffers an injury, as he has shown a propensity-for doing, you lose all that and $8M. Draft a speedster and sign a FA power back to replace him and the team still makes-out better.

    Trade Bush for Seattle’s #14 pick and it’s a winning situation for everyone.

    By EZRider on Mar 21, 2010

  10. The saints will keep Reggie and win another SUPERBOWL,

    By Burnell Scales on Mar 21, 2010

  11. Like I said, it’s a ridiculously steep asking price and is probably just being used as a starting point for negotiation. If a deal happens it won’t be on those exact terms. But apparently it’s something the Saints are interested in checking out.

    By Hick Flick on Mar 22, 2010

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