I love rumor talk, especially when it involves Reggie Bush and the Rams. Our good friends over at Who Dat Dish here at the Fansided Network have been looking at the team’s running back situation heading into next season, and I stumbled upon an article written last week that discussed a rumor of a potential trade between the Rams and Saints for the former USC star. According to the article, the Rams would send a second- or third-round pick to the Saints in exchange for Bush and a late-round pick, with the picks probably coming in the 2012 draft. The Saints would get rid of Bush’s big contract and acquire a decent pick, and the Rams would get the dynamic, pass-catching compliment to Steven Jackson that they have been missing for years.
I’ve made it no secret that I would absolutely love to see Bush in St. Louis next season, and if the report on this rumor is accurate, I think it would be an outstanding move by the organization. I know the price tag is a little high, but the Rams have money to spend and are in desperate need of a player like Bush. Giving up a second or third in exchange for a player of his caliber, plus getting a pick in return, seems like an awfully good deal, and if it is truly on the table, I think the organization has to give it serious consideration. I know Darren Sproles is still an option, and by all accounts he is the preferred option of many in the front office, but I would encourage everyone to take a very close look at Bush before any decision is made. Rumors are one thing, but hearing this over and over again, and this time with actual potential trade details, really has me excited about the possibility. We can’t do anything until the lockout is over, but when the two sides do finally come to an agreement, this is one of the many situations Rams fans should keep an eye on.