Running back LaDainian Tomlinson, the NFL’s fifth all-time leading rusher, will re-sign with San Diego and announce his retirement Monday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 17, 2012
Former San Diego Chargers and New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson will retire on Monday, concluding an eleven year NFL career. Tomlinson was named to five Pro Bowls during his career, as well as selected to the First Team All Pro list four times. He was named the NFL MVP in 2006, as well as being the league's rushing champion in that 2006 season, and again in 2007. He also led the league in rushing touchdowns in 2004, 2006, and 2007.
Tomlinson was the fifth overall pick in the 2001 draft by the Chargers, and immediately hit the field running. He topped 1,000 yards rushing in each of his first eight seasons, and compiling double digit touchdowns in the first nine seasons.
Tomlinson entered free agency in 2010, signing with the New York Jets. He spent two seasons with the Jets, gaining 1,194 yards with 7 touchdowns over that time.
Now, Tomlinson is set to retire with 13,684 rushing yards, making him fifth in the league all time. He also ranks third in league history in touchdowns with 162 (behind Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith). Tomlison is expected to sign a ceremonial one-day contract with the Charger on Monday, before holding a press conference announcing his retirement.