Expendable New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush was traded to the Miami Dolphins Thursday, finding himself with a new, make-good contract in the process. That's bad news for St. Louis Rams fans who were hoping for a new, name-brand running back to take part of the load off Steven Jackson's broken-down body, but at this point we're left to wonder whether a deal would have made sense for the Rams in hindsight, now that we know what it would look like.
Not that we actually know what it looks like--with Twitter driving the news cycle the trade and the subsequent contract came out well before the actual deal, which still seems nebulous.
Monetarily it seems like a fair deal for a Dolphins team that--by acquiring Bush and Kyle Orton--has completely changed the character and outlook of its offense in two moves, and the two-year, $10 million contract doesn't look like a bad deal for a player as dynamic (but limited) as Bush. Though I can't blame the Rams for not getting involved, I doubt they were pleased to see both of their wacky running back options taken in one fell swoop when the Saints replaced Bush with Darren Sproles.