Why Tomlinson Would be a Good Pickup for San Diego Chargers
Ladainian Tomlinson, LT, will go down as one of the all time great running backs in the National Football League. His exit from the San Diego Chargers two seasons ago left many with a nasty taste in their mouth, doing a disservice to a great Hall of Fame 9 year career with the Bolts.
While Chargers GM A.J. Smith was quoted as saying, “No. We have moved on years ago,” Smith told the Union-Tribune. “We wish him the very best in his search for the team he feels is the best fit for him. We are looking at four backs right now but we may slow down that search a little bit. I know (Jets coach) Rex Ryan has said some great things about LT the last couple years. I would think he would bring him back.’’
The Chargers are in need of a back like Tomlinson, he has the ability to catch balls out of the backfield being a viable third down option and change of pace back for Ryan Mathews. While these are things he can provide on the field, he also can be an asset off the field and a good presence in the Chargers locker room. Mathews will be entering his third season in the NFL and would only stand to benefit from the tutelage of a Hall of Famer.
Lasty the move could go a long way in helping Smith recover his image and repair the rift which was created between LT and the Chargers when he was initially released in 2010. While this all is quite wishful thinking, it would be very nice to see LT back in the blue and gold next season.