Blogs

Tomlinson Signs With Jets

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 15, 2010 – 6:45 am

Free agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson is no longer a free agent – he’s signed a 2-year deal with the NY Jets.

Tomlinson’s decision came on Sunday after visiting the Vikings on Wednesday and Thursday and then the Jets on Friday. He flew back to San Diego on Saturday to make a decision with his family and word emerged of his choice on Sunday.

In New York, Tomlinson joins a Jets team that eliminated his Charger team on the way to the AFC Championship Game in 2009. New York ranked #1 in rushing offense last season and already features a young, rising star in Shonn Greene.

Perhaps Tomlinson’s most attractive trait at this point in his career is his ability to catch passes out of the backfield, a skill set that will make him dangerous in New York’s offense but would’ve made him a spectacular weapon in the Vikings offense. He also brings plenty of NFL experience – he’s entering his 10th season – to the Jets locker room.


Posted in All, Mike Wobschall | 15 Comments »


15 Responses to “Tomlinson Signs With Jets”

  1. By Viking reality check on Mar 15, 2010 | Reply

    Well thats ok, we really need to focus on Farve coming back, left tackle, safety,CB and Childress play calling.

  2. By Garrett on Mar 15, 2010 | Reply

    Now the vikings need to be aggresseve and go out and get westbrook!

  3. By GW on Mar 15, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings need to dance with the girl they brought unless the right pick / fit comes along. We need additions that make sense for the long term future of the team. LT and Westbrook are not the right picks/ fit. They say everything happens for a reason and in this case I truely believe that. I for one am glad that LT is at the Jets. We will be fine without LT.

  4. By Austin Viking on Mar 15, 2010 | Reply

    It would be short-sighted to think replacing Chester is not a priority…it absolutely is. Part of what keeps the Vikings offense on the field is that defenses have to balance run/pass. Love Adrian but he has a fumble problem and isn’t as durable as we need him to be. He’s just not a 25-30 carry back.
    So, when he’s off the field, with no credible backup, defenses are free to rush and cover. A second RB that is both a run and catch threat keeps defenses honest.
    If you think Favre isn’t paying attention to this..think again. He wont be back if he thinks everytime he lines up a pass package he’ll be hammered by coverage sacks. MUST keep beefing up the O-line and MUST sign a pass catching second RB.

  5. By Garrett on Mar 15, 2010 | Reply

    No1 said that we wouldn’t be fine without LT and how do u plan on replacing chester taylor??? So ur saying in this case u truly believe that albert young will fill the hole chester taylor left of sure handed 3rd down back and if AP goes down?!?!?? Westbrook is a key component

  6. By vikingsfan4life on Mar 15, 2010 | Reply

    I am so glad LT didn’t sign with the vikings , we don’t need him and I don’t think he would have done any good for the vikings , I am glad he signed with the jets..but we still need to replace taylor !!!!!!!!

  7. By the horned norseman on Mar 15, 2010 | Reply

    forget westbrook,…too many concussions.they (in my humble opinion)should see what they can get via the draft,and/or give albert young a shot at the b/u RB position….vikes organization has a pretty good track record in the draft over the past few seasons,…i got faith,SKOL VIKINGS!!!

  8. By Doug Swanson on Mar 15, 2010 | Reply

    How did we let Chester Taylor go to the bears??
    And Julius Peppers being there means we need our
    O. tackles to get their minds right or bring in someone new!!!—(Remember what he did to them–lining up on both sides in the Carolina game???)

    The 2 chicago games this year will be really tough!!!

    God I hate to see Taylor go–I think he is more valuable than Peterson—doesn’t play scared like a deer in the headlights!!!!
    And great pass catcher—can’t replace him!!!!!

  9. By Alex on Mar 15, 2010 | Reply

    yay, they should go for parker instead of that has been tomlinson. wished they kept taylor though

  10. By Raul 919 on Mar 15, 2010 | Reply

    some of you talk like your in “love” (obsessed) with an idea of a girl your gonna marry while only in middle school and treating that as chester taylor. everything has a replacement. civilizations adapt, people move on, you learn to deal with it. seriously no big deal if taylor signed with the bears and if tomlinson signed with the jets. and as far as westbrook goes everybody needs to shut up because everyone put favre down saying how he was done and now everyone puts down the idea he can’t do it again next year if he returns. it’s not about what you did or went through it’s about now. westbrook deserves a chance to shut everybody up. my boy childress needs to call him up and see what’s up.

  11. By meswant on Mar 15, 2010 | Reply

    What we need is for some O-line help. We were not able to run that well without the big guys opening up lanes. Whoever we get back there will run into a wall. It is true that everyone is replaceable, but it takes time to get someone up to speed. Westbrook would be good, but I do not know how far he would go. He can still be a big threat, has had too many concussions & if he gets one more & decides enough, we will have lost an opportunity to get someone to mold to what we need now & in the future.

  12. By Raul 919 on Mar 15, 2010 | Reply

    exactly meswant “but I do not know how far he would go” nobody does so lets give him a chance. i wasn’t against giving favre a chance and I’m not against giving westbrook a chance. yes it might just be a high risk/high reward situation but in life if you dont’ take chances and ask that girl out you’ll never know how far you could have gotten in your relationship.

  13. By bback on Mar 16, 2010 | Reply

    As a lifelong vikes fan I have to admit Farve was our best chance at a successful run at the super bowl, no matter the bad taste it left in my mouth to see farve in a purple jersey. Farve has done more in his career to ruin our chances of success than to help. So I hate the idea of a selfish player, coming back from “retirement” to feed his own ego, not because he loved our Vikings, leading our team. The league, all fans and the media developed and continue to feed to the Favre mystique, we can only blame ourselves for thinking he may return to address our teams need and not his own. We may be better off without him. Find a QB for the future. The Packers decided not to put up with him advancing his own agenda and seem to have not skipped a beat in their selection of Rodgers. We need to do the same. I can’t stand cheering for a former hated rival again.

  14. By bback on Mar 16, 2010 | Reply

    As a lifelong vikes fan I have to admit Farve was our best chance at a successful run at the super bowl, no matter the bad taste it left in my mouth to see farve in a purple jersey. Farve has done more in his career to ruin our chances of success than to help. So I hate the idea of a selfish player, coming back from “retirement” to feed his own ego, not because he loved our Vikings, leading our team. The league, all fans and the media developed and continue to feed to the Favre mystique, we can only blame ourselves for thinking he may return to address our teams need and not his own. We may be better off without him. Find a QB for the future. The Packers decided not to put up with him advancing his own agenda and seem to have not skipped a beat in their selection of Rodgers. We need to do the same. I can’t stand cheering for a former hated rival again.

  15. By steve m on Mar 16, 2010 | Reply

    Well thank God for the jet, one thing the Vikings don’t need is some nine year old legs trying to run the ball, just watch the Jets his playing days are over at one time what a great running back but we have the best running back in the game so let’s move on.

Post a Comment