LaDainian Tomlinson’s Likely Landing Place a Good Fit for All

March 10, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While not officially confirmed yet, all signs appear to be pointed toward Ladainian Tomlinson signing with the Minnesota Vikings.  The move is logical, signing a savvy vet to replace departed savvy vet Chester Taylor, but still is something of a surprise to some.
Early into the offseason Tomlinson had been pegged as probably being the last of the three axed veterans to find a home. 
Thomas Jones was fresh off a 1,400 yard year and still looked like he could start for a year or two. Bryan Westbrook looked more willing to slip into a role-player category, and would meld a veteran presence with nice third-down abilities.
At first mention Tomlinson was thought to feel he still had the capacity to be a lead back somewhere for another few years.  The idea that he might be unwilling to take a secondary role within a backfield led to speculation that he would be among the offseason’s later signings.
Instead he appears on the verge of inking ...

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