The Detroit Lions are making sure to give their young quarterback Matthew Stafford all the weapons he needs to have a successful 2013 season after the signal caller regressed during the 2012 campaign. Stafford, blessed with one of the strongest arms in the NFL today, newest weapon comes in the form of speedster running back Reggie Bush.
Bush has made it clear that he is excited for the possibilities of the new Lions offense. And while talking with the NFL Network recently, Bush shared his thoughts regarding the future for his new quarterback. A future that he believes, is extremely bright.
“Getting a chance to play with Calvin Johnson, arguably the best receiver in football right now, and Stafford, who’s a good young quarterback, has a huge arm and has a lot of talent and tremendous upside,” Bush said. “And he’s a leader. He has all the qualities and intangibles to be a Hall of Famer one day and be a great quarterback in this league.
“He’s on his way there, so I’m excited to play with these guys, because I know we’re going to score a lot of points.”
In terms of skill set, I would be hard pressed to disagree with Bush. Stafford has all the tools you want in a franchise quarterback, tools that led to him being selected #1 overall in the 2009 draft.
But of course, Stafford needs to go out and prove it. After throwing just 20 touchdowns to 17 interceptions last season, this is a huge year in the development of the young qb. If he plays like a future Hall of Famer, the sky could be the limit for this new look Lions team.