Breaking news coming into the SFC Newsroom. San Diego Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson has just signed a 3-year contract extension with the Chargers. The terms are undisclosed, but there will be more to come.
There were rumors that the Chargers, who had over $8 Million taken off of the cap room by Tomlinson’s contract, would cut LT if they did not reach a new contract. Former San Diego Charger and teammate of Drew Brees had expressed hope in LT possibly becoming a Saint and reuniting with his old QB, and it was looking possible that Tomlinson’s career in San Diego may have been over.
The 5th overall pick of the 2001 NFL draft is a 5-time Pro Bowler, 4-time 1st team All Pro, 2-time 2nd team All Pro, and the 2006 NFL MVP. He holds the record for overall touchdowns in a season with 31, rushing touchdowns in a season with 28, most points scored in a season with 186, and several other NFL and Chargers records. Tomlinson is 29 years old, though he turns 30 this June.