One of the best running backs of his generation, former New York Jets and San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson has announced his intention to retire from the NFL. He will ceremoniously rejoin the Chargers for a day so he may retire as a member of that team. Tomlinson was a San Diego first round pick in 2001. He finishes his career with 18,456 yards from scrimmage and 162 total TDs. This puts a lot of pressure on Jets RB Shonn Greene to finally perform as the featured back.
Tomlinson was one of the most consistent backs for fantasy football. From 2001 to 2008, he averaged 1,470 rushing yards, 64 receptions, 475 receiving yards and nearly 18 TDs per season and he only missed one game. He ranks third all-time in touchdowns, only behind Jerry Rice (208) and Emmitt Smith (162). He ranks fifth all-time in career rushing yards (13,684). Tomlinson was the 2006 NFL MVP, a five-time Pro Bowler and three-time First-Team All-Pro.