When you think about what makes a player worthy of being elected in his teams Hall of Fame usually two questions are asked: One, was he a good player? Two, how much did he mean to that team and its fans? Reggie Bush was a great player with the Saints and if you ask me no player at the time had more of a impact on a team and its city then Reggie Bush. Bush officially retired in 2017 and to this day I still get chills thinking about the hype when the Saints selected Bush with the 2nd overall pick in 2006. Reggie may have never been the all around complete running back like we thought but Reggie meant so much to this city in it’s darkest hour and gave Saint fans hope… Something the city didn’t have for a long time.
During his time in New Orleans, the hype was real and Sean Payton, Drew Brees, and Reggie Bush became of the most electrifying and dangerous weapons in football. Bush became one of the first premier 3rd down backs in the NFL finishing with 1,307 all-purpose yards and 8 touchdowns during his rookie season which helped lead the Saints to their 1st NFC championship game in 2006. In 2009 Bush again helped lead the Saints to the playoffs including an all pro type game against the Arizona Cardinals and securing the game tying touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC title game, and once again when called upon Bush delivered making keys plays in Super Bowl XLIV to help New Orleans secure its first championship in franchise history.
To this day you can still go in the Superdome and see the #25 jerseys all around. I can still hear the “Reggie, Reggie, Reggie” chants in my head. Mr. Bush, congrats on being in the Saints Hall of Fame, well deserved!
You are able to see the full Hall of Fame ceremony below