After a much heralded carerr with the San Diego Chargers, LaDainian Tomlinson spent two years with the New York Jets with one goal in mind, to win a Super Bowl. He was a veteran leader that the Jets needed. With Tomlinson’s pending retirement announcement later on today, we take a look back and ask the question. What is Tomlinson’s Jets legacy?
LaDainian ran with a purpose, every time he touched the football. Despite the feeling that he was finished upon his arrival in 2010, he took the reigns and beat out Shonn Greene for the starting running back position. He finished that year with a team high 914 yards.
He made an amazing team gesture in the final game of that 2010 season. He only needed 86 yards to reach 1,000 yards rushing for the 9th time, but he instead of going for it, sat out the game in order to rest up for the playoffs. Why? Because his only goal as a football player was to win a Super Bowl.
He also embraced his role as a secondary player in 2011 for the same reason. To win a Super Bowl.
But he never got there.