LaDainian Tomlinson Signs with New York Jets, Raises a Few Eyebrows

March 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Following a departure from the San Diego Chargers that alternated between bittersweet (tearful press conference) and contentious (radio interview),  LaDainian Tomlinson has now signed with the New York Jets.
The Jets landed the 30-year-old future Hall of Famer with a two-year, $5.2 million contract and the promise of a superior run-blocking offensive line.
It does ruffle some feathers on both sides of the deal, however, and is an interesting move on the heels of Tomlinson's visit to Minnesota.
On the Jets' end, they signed Tomlinson after cutting veteran running back Thomas Jones.  What makes that interesting is the 1,400-yard season Jones put up in 2009 while leading the NFL’s top-ranked rushing attack.
A mediocre playoffs by Jones, coupled with a strong surge by Shonn Greene led to an offseason changing of the guard between Greene and Jones for the lead role.  The move to replace Jones with Tomlinson gives New York a similar vet, who enters in...

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