Last week Vikings fans spent time wondering if and when their team would sign free agent RB LaDainian Tomlinson. The future Hall of Famer visited the team on Wednesday night and Thursday and by all accounts had a very positive visit.
Then he was off to New York, where he apparently had another great visit. Eventually he flew back to San Diego to make a decision, and that decision was to play with the Jets rather than the Vikings.
So the early part of this week Vikings fans have spent time wondering why LT choose the Jets over their team. Well, we can wonder no more. Tomlinson spoke on the radio Wednesday with Dan Patrick and explained the reasons for his decision.
Tomlinson made it known he desired to join a team with championship potential. Both the Vikings and Jets played in conference championship games in 2009 and both teams appear to be heading for another successful season in 2010. Even though LT says he could have taken more money to play in Minnesota, there was another factor that had more influence.
“With the Jets, I know the offense,” Tomlinson said. “I know (offensive coordinator) Brian Schottenheimer. I enjoy being around Rex Ryan. So it was just a better fit.”
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