LaDainian Tomlinson Released by San Diego Chargers: What’s Next?

February 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

LaDainian Tomlinson, the fifth overall pick in the 2001 draft, was officially released by the San Diego Chargers today after nine unbelievably productive seasons.
Tomlinson rushed for 12,490 yards and 138 touchdowns during his tenure in San Diego. He was also very effective in the passing game, recording 3,955 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns.  
From 2002-2007, No. 21 was widely considered one of the best players in football.
However, primarily due to several nagging injuries, Tomlinson’s production has been on a rapid downturn lately.
Many have expected the organization to cut ties with Tomlinson for a while now. It seems most likely that the move was for financial reasons. Moreover, Tomlinson is at an age (30) where most running backs' NFL careers seem to be winding down.
When asked about his future, the five-time Pro Bowler released this statement to SI.com : “The main thing for me now is to try to win a championship. That’s my number one goal. That...

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