Nate Burleson did a little politicking Monday morning.
During his appearance on "NFL AM" on NFL Network, the Lions receiver was asked to name his top free agent, and he turned his answer into a pitch to lure running back Reggie Bush to Detroit.
"Reggie Bush, you already took your talents to South Beach, come on to Detroit," Burleson said. "I know it's not as sunny, and it might not be the same type of glitz and glamor, but you can do wonders for us."
Burleson also made a careful decision when asked who he considers the best defensive back in the league. He chose former Packers safety Charles Woodson, who just recently became a free agent.
But as much as the Lions could use a veteran like Woodson in their secondary, Bush is a much more likely option in free agency.
With Jahvid Best's career likely over, the Lions are desperate to add a speed option in the backfield, and signing Bush at the right price could be a great coup for the Lions.
In two seasons with the Dolphins, Bush has run for a combined 2,072 yards. He's also caught at least 34 passes in each of his seven NFL seasons and would provide a good complement to the Lions' more powerful backs, Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell.
"He still has that legend behind him," Burleson said of Bush. "He came from USC, and everybody knows he can go out there and shake a little bit, wiggle a little bit and break that big run. And for him to put up two 1,000-yard seasons the last couple years proves that he's still an elite running back.
"And if I can get Reggie Bush in a Detroit Lions uniform, ooh-wee, watch out."