Bush escapes a crowded backfield where he would fight for touches with Pierre Thomas, Chris Ivory, and first-round draft pick/Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram. His primary competition in Miami will be Kansas State rookie Daniel Thomas.
Bush has missed 16 of his past 42 games due to various injuries, and the Dolphins are not expected to use him as their featured running back. What he does provide is a potentially electrifying change of pace from the larger, slower Daniel Thomas, who is more equipped to be an inside runner than Bush.
Bush has caught 294 passes in his NFL career, accounting for more than half of his 4,232 yards from scrimmage. In 2008, he averaged 13.5 yards per punt return with three touchdowns, and the Dolphins hope he can recapture that kind of lightning for them.
The Saints may be deciding between Ingram and Pierre Thomas for the majority of their rushing carries. Ivory is continuing to recover from a Lisfranc injury to his foot that cost him the finale and playoff game of an otherwise stirring rookie season as an undrafted free agent.
How Kim Kardashian feels about this trade is still unknown.
--Scott Henry (@4QuartersRadio)