This season was Reggie Bush’s eleventh as an NFL running back, and as a 31-year-old running back who has struggled with injuries and effectiveness in the last couple years, his time in the league is quickly coming to an end. However, unless something changes in Week 17, when his Bills play the Jets in New Jersey, Bush will go down in the record books with a pretty embarrassing distinction.
Bush currently has a stat line of -3 yards on 12 carries for the season. Yes, a professional running back might go an entire season and produce negative yards. If Bush can’t manage to pick up those 3-yards, he will become the first running back in history with at least 10 rushing attempts to finish a season with negative yards. Yikes.
The Bills collectively are currently a mess, having recently fired head coach Rex Ryan (and his brother Rob) after a 7-8 season (with one game to go) and seemingly having no idea what to do with quarterback Tyrod Taylor — do they pay him and let him walk? Bush will be out of contract at the end of the season, and it will be tough for him to find any suitors for next year — especially if he managed to “set” this awful record.