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LaDainian Tomlinson Is Right To Retire

By Patrick Allen


This guest post was made by the SeatCrunch team.After two years with the New York Jets, LaDainian Tomlinson has made the decision to stop playing in the NFL. He officially retired after signing a one-day contract with the San Diego Chargers on Monday.

Tomlinson was the NFL MVP in 2006 when he rushed for 1,815 yards and 28 touchdowns, had 508 receiving yards for 3 touchdowns and even threw for 2 touchdowns. In his whole career, Tomlinson rushed for 13,684 yards, which is good for fifth all-time, and scored 162 touchdowns, which is good for third all-time. After a 280-yard season with the Jets, it became apparent that Tomlinson needed to retire.

Tomlinson will always be remembered for his play in San Diego, though. Two rushing titles and several NFL records have cemented his name in NFL history. Though it would be nice to see Tomlinson keep playing at the level he once did, those days are over, and Tomlinson made the right choice by stepping off the field this year.