Former USC standout and NFL running back Reggie Bush isn’t particularly bullish on the idea of his son growing up to play football one day.
I’m not going to encourage him to play football, but I will definitely support him whatever he does, Bush said, per TMZ Sports.
Bush noted he would be extremely happy if his son plays another sport and explained of football it’s not a matter of if you get injured, it’s a matter of when.
A year later, there will be higher expectations for Mitchell Trubisky entering his sophomore season, and the 2017 No. 2 overall pick will have a lot more support. New head coach Matt Nagy worked magic with Alex Smith in Kansas City, and new receivers Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and Trey Burton will team up with Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen to become one of the best young arsenals in the league.
If returning wideouts Cameron Meredith and Kevin White can stay healthy, that receiving corps will be loaded for the relatively well-protected Trubisky, who completed more than 67 percent of his passes in the final month of his rookie campaign.
That same month, the Bears defense surrendered just 13.6 points per game to finish the season with a top-10 ranking in both points and yards allowed. Prince Amukamara and Kyle Fuller return to a talented secondary, positioning that unit for a strong 2018 campaign.
If Trubisky can continue to progress and third-year linebacker Leonard Floyd can put it together, the Bears could become a wild-card team in 2018.
But at least the Rams know what they’re getting themselves into. Other teams are taking even bigger risks. They just don’t know it yet because it isn’t as obvious.
Those teams are making the NFL’s favorite bad gamble: the no-risk risk. They’re trying to somehow get better by getting rid of their best players. The dreaded culture change. The rebuilding project that is driven by personalities, not potential. The play-it-safe-and-guarantee-mediocrity gambit.