Hock’s Take: LaDainian Tomlinson and Brian Wesbrook Add Mystery to the Offseason

February 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The offseason has barely started, but already there’s some excitement brewing with two of the NFL’s longest tenured running backs being cut loose from their respective teams.

The releases of LaDainian Tomlinson and Brian Westbrook has set off a firestorm of rumors and speculation about where the two backs might end up next year. Both have a little gas left in the tank, so it’s just a matter of finding the right team for their skill sets.

The Vikings have come up in a lot of discussions about where Tomlinson and Westbrook might wind up. And it makes a lot of sense. With Chester Taylor a free agent as well this season, picking up a new experienced running back to back up Adrian Peterson would make a lot of sense.

Tomlinson would seem the early front runner. He has a more robust resume than Westbrook, and honestly probably has more to teach Adrian Peterson about being a long-term back in the league, and he’s got more value as a straight back if Peterson...

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