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Former San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson indicated that right before retiring this past week, he thought of possibly signing with the Denver Broncos in order to try and win a Super Bowl.
“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.”
Tomlinson then reconsidered signing with Denver, since it wouldn’t have fulfilled him to win a Super Bowl with a team he hated as a member of the Chargers.
“That was the only reason I considered Denver,” he said. “At the same time, I thought, ‘How much is a Super Bowl ring really going to do for you at this point?’ Because it’s not with the team I really wanted to do it with.”
Tomlinson says he would’ve retired with the Chargers instead of heading to New York if he would’ve won a Super Bowl in San Diego.
“If we would have won the Super Bowl after nine years,” he said, “I would have retired a Charger. Then I wouldn’t even have gone to New York.”
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Former NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson said that he thought about playing for the Denver Broncos this season, but ultinmately decided to retire instead of playing for a team he’s grown to hate over his career with the Chargers.
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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:
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