Jan 17, 2010; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers runningback LaDainian Tomlinson (21) runs for a short gain during the first quarter of the 2010 AFC divisional playoff game against the New York Jets at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

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LaDainian Tomlinson’s brilliant NFL career officially will end when he ceremoniously rejoins the San Diego Chargers for a day.

The Chargers said Sunday that Tomlinson, the NFL MVP in 2006 with San Diego and the fifth-leading rusher in league history, will re-sign with the team Monday and then announce his retirement.

There has been an ugly cloud hanging over this situation for more than two years. Sunday, the San Diego Chargers announced the perfect and only logical solution: Tomlinson will sign a contract with the Chargers on Monday and immediately retire. A news conference will be held at the team’s facility to celebrate his tremendous career.

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  • MikeTuck

    @Ernie; Honestly Ernie I have such mixed feelings about this but Tomlinson was a great competitor and a great person that I loved that the Chargers got him and he had a good career. Note that 4 out of the 9 seasons he played he carried for under 4 yrds a run. And when it was really crunch time he let up. I can’t say anything possitive about his injurys but I seen alot of players gut it out when the teams needs were on the line in the post season. And the way he sat by himself sulking all the time. A great player is up cheering on his teamates. LaDainian had these flaws, his TD record won’t be broken for quite some time. But given the chance Mathews can break that record and will have more yards per carry throughout his career if given the chance to become the workhorse of the team. He’ll also have a Superbowl ring that he will help earn in the game. Mathews fumbling has been overblown for what it is. He is more powerfull and will break runs just like LaDainian. All this being said if Brown or our other backups go down I’d love the Chargers to bring him back and he plays behind Mathews to win a Superbowl. This would be deserving and make up for the flaws he had. It would be a humbling and yet spectacular feat for him and he’d go out a better man for it. In any case I loved the guy and don’t have anything against him at all. I just feel his place in football history is alittle overblown as Alexander and Holmes were also great at the time. Thurman Thomas was a better back but LaDainian was ours and that is why he’s so special.