NYDailyNews Reggie Bush made NFL history on Sunday… in one of the saddest ways possible. The Buffalo Bill, who appeared in 12 games, finished the season with -3 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. The former Heisman Trophy winner became the first running back in NFL history to finish with negative yardage on more than 10 carries in a season. Bush, along with interim coach Anthony Lynn, were keenly aware of the statistic entering the 30-10 loss to the Jets (5-11) in the regular seson finale. “It’s tough,” Bush said on Wednesday. “I just didn’t have a lot of opportunities this year. And so I’m not worried about that, finishing with negative yards or anything like that. If I had more opportunities, it would be a different story. But I didn’t have that.” However, Bush — who did catch seven passes for 90 yards this season — didn’t get a carry on Sunday. The last player to finish the season with negative yardage with at least 10 carries came before the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. In 1961, Chicago fullback John Adams finished the season with -2 yards on 14 carries, according to Pro Football Reference.
Reggie Bush played for the Buffalo Bills this season, the number one rushing offense in the NFL, but he finished the 2016 season with -3 rushing yards on ten carries which is the lowest total in NFL history for a player who received 10 carries or more. Bush was playing behind star running back LeSean McCoy, and breakout player Mike Gillislee, so Carries were limited for him to escape being on the wrong side of history. When you look back on Reggie Bush’s career, remember that he is an NFL record holder, even if the record is a negative one (literally).