REPORT: Chargers to hire Tomlinson for front office position
By Matt Pagels
Former San Diego Chargers great LaDainian Tomlinson is reportedly back with the team. This time it’s for a business role in the Chargers’ new city.
According to Fred Roggin of NBC Los Angeles, Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson will join the Chargers’ front office in Los Angeles.
According to sources #Chargers will announce Hall of Fame inductee LaDainian Tomlinson @LT_21 to front office position in Los Angeles
— Fred Roggin (@FredNBCLA) February 28, 2017
San Diego Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee had a few more details, saying Tomlinson “will be a sort of special adviser that works with other former players and represents the team in various capacities.”
Tomlinson was the Chargers’ star running back from 2001-09. He was recently inducted into the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame in February. Tomlinson joined NFL Network as an analyst in 2012 and currently still works there.
Despite his greatness on the field, Tomlinson made some questionable remarks off the field.
Back in 2015, Tomlinson told the media that he believed QB Philip Rivers lost faith in the franchise, and that how unfortunate it may have been, a trade seemed to be the right move. In the beginning of the 2016 season, he mentioned that the Chargers could have won a Super Bowl with Drew Brees, who the team decided to let go following the 2005 season, at quarterback. Also, after the Chargers’ recent move to L.A., Tomlinson, who knew local fans were overwhelmingly hurt, said that they still have an opportunity to support the team, according to an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
It may be a public relations move to try and gain supporters, and even if it is, having Tomlinson on board could benefit the actual team itself. That said, it’ll be interesting to see what he’ll actually be doing.
As fans, are you disgusted with the move or are you okay with it?