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Newly retired San Diego Charger running back LaDainian Tomlinson admitted he considered joining the Denver Broncos for the 2012 season.
Tomlinson told the UT San Diego:
“The only team I really gave a thought to was the Broncos, because of Peyton,” Tomlinson said Saturday, referring, of course, to Denver’s signing of quarterback Peyton Manning. “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.”
L.T. said he wouldn't have joined the New York Jets if the Chargers had won the Super Bowl. He said he would have just retired after the 2009 season but thought the Jets gave him the best chance to win a ring.
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