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LaDainian Tomlinson, a future Hall of Fame running back who scored 132 points against the Denver Broncos during a ten-year career, retired a San Diego Charger five days ago without a Super Bowl ring.
In hopes of getting a ring, Tomlinson considered signing with one team — just one — during the weeks leading up to his retirement.
“The only team I really gave a thought to was the Broncos, because of Peyton,” Tomlinson told UTSD’s Kevin Acee on Saturady, referring of course to quarterback Peyton Manning, who signed with Denver earlier in the offseason.
Tomlinson went on to say that his agent, Tom Condon, talked with Denver and the thought of signing with them made him pause to think, “Was this what I really want to do? 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.”
At the end of the day though, team loyalty trumped L.T.’s quest for a ring.
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Rookie quarterback Brock Osweiler (6) sets to throw a pass during the Denver Broncos NFL football rookie minicamp at the team's training facility in Englewood, Colo., on Friday, May 11, 2012. Running back Ronnie Hillman (34) looks on at right. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
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Former Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson says he considered signing with the Broncos before ultimately retiring.
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.
According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos never offered a contract to Tomlinson. Maybe they offered him a chance to try...
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...
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