Reggie Bush is officially ready to walk away from the NFL. On Friday Bush announced that he accepted that his career had come to an end while on NFL network.
“I’m done. Yeah, I’m done. I said it. It’s not breaking news. I’ve been saying it. I said it all season long, I said, ‘Listen, if I don’t play this year, I’m going to retire.’ Because I’m not going to spend a whole year off, come back, 33 years old, trying to get back in the league. Listen, once you get to a certain age as a running back, they just start to slowly weed you out.”
Bush, who was drafted by the Saints number 2 overall in the 2006 draft, last played for the Bills in 2016. As a member of the Saints Bush helped the team win a Super Bowl in 2009. He also had stints with Miami (2011-2012), Detroit (2013-2014), and San Francisco (2015).
Bush said that he would be ready if a playoff team came calling but knows it not likely. He would like to finish his career as a Saint, so it’s possible he could sign ceremonial one day deal to retire with the team that drafted him.
“Listen, the Saints know I’m coming home at some point,” Bush said. “I’m going to come home to retire as a Saint. But yeah, man, I’m done. For sure. I’m done.”