The overtime visit to the New York indeed indicated something and has made it unsurprising when free agent running back LaDainian Tomlinson signed a two-year contract with the New York Jets. Thus the aging star found a new job while the Jets had another boost to their rushing offense that already ranks top in the NFL.
“He wanted to go to a team that he thought had a chance to compete for the championship,” Tomlinson’s agent, Tom Condon told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “He wanted to go somewhere where he had a chance to have a significant role, and so with the Jets he also was going to be very familiar with the offensive system.”
The Jets made it to the AFC Championship game last season before ending the playoffs with a 17-30 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. With the potential to be a Super Bowl Champion indeed, the Jets attracted Tomlinson with their sincerity and efforts to go after him on free agent market despite his age. The 2006 NFL MVP is turning 31 years old and finished last season with career low production, but he still ranks eighth on the NFL’s career rushing list with 12,490 yards. If not a starter, Tomlinson would be a great backup to Jets’ second-year running back Shonn Greene after putting on Jets jersey.