Payton was almost obliged to draft Bush and at that time he needed an explosive back.
Thomas is a fine RB and all he needed after Bush was let go was a solid second back, as well as Payton needed that presence,...a big fast back, young and hungry.
Ingram will be back soon, and you make a great point. Payton saw what a big running back can do as he watched Turner, knowing Pierre needed some help. Thomas got some help, no doubt.
In the mean time,...the Saints QB is breaking records. So all you D-coors?,...choose your poison.