Originally Posted by Crushaholic
I compared Reggie Bush's stats to Willis McGahee's stats. They are virtually identical. Last year, McGahee averaged 4.4 ypc and 8.5 receiving yards. Bush averaged 4.3 ypc and 8.3 receiving yards. Now, Steven Jackson is a bigger back than both of them (6-2, 240) and has a distinct advantage in receiving yards. His worst year (2010) showed he had a 6.3 receiving yards average. Most of his receiving yards averaged in the 8 and 9 yard range. He would clearly make the ground game better...
Averages yes, but Bush had more touches as well, 227 carries and 35 receptions to Willis having 167 carries and 26 receptions. Bush had 8 TDs to Willis' 4 and he had one less fumble (4) than Willis, and 2 fewer lost (2 to his 4).
I like Willis, no question...but Bush would be the better option of the 2, IMO. I would love SJ here though.