Deon Bush
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Bush with the Chicago Bears in 2019
No. 26 – Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1993-08-14) August 14, 1993 (age 28)
Miami, Florida
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school:Christopher Columbus
(Miami, Florida)
College:Miami (FL)
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 4 / Pick: 124
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Total tackles:89
Sacks:1.0
Forced fumbles:1
Interceptions:3
Pass deflections:10
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Deon Bush (born August 14, 1993) is an American football safety for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Miami and was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 0+38 in
(1.84 m)
199 lb
(90 kg)
30+78 in
(0.78 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
4.64 s 1.62 s 2.70 s 6.91 s 36 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
17 reps
All values are from NFL Combine, except cone drill from Pro Day[1][2]

Chicago Bears

Bush was selected in the fourth round (124th overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 2016 NFL Draft.[3] He signed a four-year contract worth $2.8 million with a $526,216 signing bonus.[4] Bush made his NFL debut on September 25 against the Dallas Cowboys.[5] In his third career game, he logged his first career tackle against the Green Bay Packers. He made his first career start on November 20, logging seven tackles.[6] On December 18, Bush recorded his first pass breakup against the Green Bay Packers.[7] Bush finished his rookie season with six starts in eleven games, 22 tackles and a pass breakup.

Bush had six tackles in 13 games in 2017.

Bush recorded his first NFL sack on November 22, 2018 when he sacked Matthew Stafford in the second quarter of the Bears' 23–16 victory over the Detroit Lions. On December 23, Bush started at free safety against the San Francisco 49ers in place of an injured Eddie Jackson; he recorded two tackles in the 14–9 Chicago victory.[8][9]

Bush re-signed with the Bears on March 26, 2020.[10] In Week 2 of the 2020 season against the New York Giants, Bush recorded his first career interception off a pass thrown by Daniel Jones during the 17–13 win.[11] Bush was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on November 8, 2020,[12] and was activated four days later.[13]

On March 17, 2021, Bush re-signed with the Bears.[14] He suffered a quad injury in Week 6 and was placed on injured reserve on October 19, 2021.[15] He was activated on November 20.[16]

Kansas City Chiefs

Bush signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on March 28, 2022.[17]

References

  1. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Deon Bush". NFL.com. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "Deon Bush - Miami (FL), FS : 2016 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Archived from the original on September 18, 2016. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  3. ^ "Deon Bush Draft Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  4. ^ Biggs, Brad (May 12, 2016). "Dollars and sense: A look at contracts for Bears' draft picks". ChicagoTribune.com. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  5. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 26, 2016). "3 things that stood out in loss". Chicago Bears. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  6. ^ Perez, Bryan (November 21, 2016). "Deon Bush makes first career start for Bears in Week 11". Bears Wire. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  7. ^ Stoltz, Jeremy (December 18, 2016). "Chicago Bears Winners & Losers: Week 15". Bear Report. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
  8. ^ Finley, Patrick (December 23, 2018). "Bears-49ers: S Deon Bush to start for injured Eddie Jackson". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  9. ^ "Bears vs. 49ers - Box Score - December 23, 2018". ESPN. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  10. ^ Mayer, Larry (March 26, 2020). "Bears make seven free-agent signings official". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  11. ^ "Trubisky 2 TD passes, Barkley hurt as Bears edge Giants". ESPN. Associated Press. September 20, 2020. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  12. ^ Mayer, Larry (November 8, 2020). "Roster Move: Bears put Bush on COVID-19 list". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  13. ^ Mayer, Larry (November 12, 2020). "Roster Move: Bears activate Bush from COVID-19 list". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved December 13, 2020.
  14. ^ Mayer, Larry (March 17, 2021). "Roster Move: Deon Bush agrees to 1-year deal". ChicagoBears.com.
  15. ^ Mayer, Larry (October 19, 2021). "Roster Moves: Bears place Quinn on COVID list, Bush on IR". ChicagoBears.com.
  16. ^ Mayer, Larry (November 20, 2021). "Roster Moves: Bears activate Bush, flex up two others". ChicagoBears.com.
  17. ^ "Chiefs to sign free agent S Deon Bush". Chiefs Wire. USA Today. March 23, 2022.