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Ladainian Tomlinson Considered Teaming Up With Peyton Manning

By Ernie Padaon

June 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers former running back LaDainian Tomlinson smiles during his retirement press conference at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIREefore Ladainian Tomlinson decided to hang up his cleats, he considered joining up with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

“The only team I really gave a thought to was the Broncos, because of Peyton. We talked. Tom (Condon, Tomlinson’s agent) talked with them … It made me pause a little (and think), ‘Was this what I really want to do?’ … I said, ‘They got Peyton, they have a good defense already; they went deep in the playoffs with Tim Tebow, what are they going to do with Peyton?’ I seriously thought about it.” – Ladainian Tomlinson (UT San Diego)

Could you imagine LT joining up with the Denver Broncos? It already hurt that he joined the Jets right after the ousted us from the playoffs and then he considered joining up with the division rival. So happy he decided not to go in that direction and decided to retire instead.

Since the only team that he considered coming back for was the Broncos, does that mean that he thinks that they have a better chance next season than us? The Broncos are the favorites going into the season and it seems that LT has gotten caught up in the hype.