Devin Bush is one of the most celebrated and decorated linebackers in recent Michigan football history, and the former first round pick has gone on to become a solid contributor in the Na犀利士
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Currently a member of Mike Tomlin’s Pittsburgh Steelers, Bush has racked up 251 tackles over the course of his four-year career including four interceptions, 13 passes defensed, and two interceptions, both of them during his rookie season in 2019.
Bush, a Pembroke Pines, Florida native, is a 5-foot-11, 234 pound linebacker who has a reputation as a hard hitter.
He is also known for a pre-game incident at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing during which he had a run-in with members of Michigan’s rivals to the northeast.
Here’s the whole pregame incident at MSU, resulting in Devin Bush tearing up Spartan logo with his cleats.
— Ryan Field (@RyanFieldABC) October 20, 2018
Now, following a playoffs-less season for the Steelers, Bush is hinting that he may want to play for a different coach next season.
He posted the following tweet about playing for a different type of coach.
Playing for a former NFL player…?
— Devin Bush ll (@_Dbush11) January 15, 2023
Could Bush Sign with Dan Campbell and the Detroit Lions?
Bush will be an unrestricted free agent next season, and played just ten snaps in the final two games for Pittsburgh.
He would add much needed speed and open-field tackling ability to a defense that had plenty of rough games in 2022, if he can return to his Pro Bowl alternate performance level from 2020.
Campbell and Detroit have garnered plenty of positive buzz since beating the Green Bay Packers on the road in the final week of the season, eliminating their rivals from playoff contention.
Campbell is a former player who spent ten seasons in the NFL.
Bush’s early career highlights are shown below.
Steelers websites have speculated that Bush’s tweet may have been aimed at Campbell, Doug Pederson of the Jacksonville Jaguars, or perhaps Mike Vrabel and the Tennessee Titans.
He posted it during Saturday’s comeback win by the Jaguars over the San Diego Chargers, so perhaps sunny Florida is his preferred destination instead of the Motor City after all.
Regardless of where Bush ends up, he will add speed and physicality, along with the potential to develop into a Pro Bowl caliber or better player as he enters the prime of his career.