Reggie Bush probably won't have his name on many MVP ballots at the end of the regular season, but the running back's move to Miami generated the most buzz during the NFL off-season.
The Heisman winner, and then loser, was traded on July 28 by the New Orleans Saints to the Miami Dolphins for backup safety Jonathan Amaya and an exchange of undisclosed draft picks.
Bush's laundry swap created 194,000 mentions overall from blogs, message boards/groups, Twitter, Facebook and online news posts, tops in the NFL for transaction buzz, according to Nielsen research. The former Southern Cal star has more than 1,906,730 followers alone on his Twitter page.
Among NFL running backs from 2008-10, Bush's reception totals (294) rank first, his receiving touchdowns (12) are second and his receiving yards (2,142) are the fourth-most over that time span .
The Dolphins still have a large national fan base, despite just two winning seasons in the past seven and back-to-back 7-9 campaigns.
Plaxico Burress' move from jail to the New York Jets has created the most buzz of players changing teams of late. Burress' decision to join Gang Green received more 13,000 mentions during the week of July 31-August 6. Bush was second for the week, followed by Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha, Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco and Vikings QB Donovan McNabb.
While the Philadelphia Eagles got the most play on television -- being compared to the Miami Heat -- they didn't lead the NFL in pre-season buzz. The New York Jets scored 11.9 percent of total NFL team buzz for the week of July 31 - August 6, while the Eagles, with 8.3 percent, were second. The Giants (who did next to nothing this offseason) where third with 6.0 percent, followed by the Dallas Cowboys (5.9 percent) and the New England Patriots (4.3 percent).