It was reported last week that if Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson gets let go by the team, that one team that could love to take at least a look at the running back is New Orleans.
That is now a fact, as during an interview with XX 1090 AM in San Diego, QB Drew Brees talked about Tomlinson coming to the Saints, and said that he would like to see it happen.
“I mean, come on, it’s an easy question,” Brees said. “I’d love to have him in New Orleans. I’d love to be his teammate again. I think L.T.’s got a lot of great years left in him so we’ll see what happens.”
Brees also added that he does not think that Tomlinson should take a pay cut, which seems to be a huge sticking point in why the Chargers may end up getting rid of him.
“I don’t think he should accept less money from the Chargers at this point,” Brees said, “because look at his track record . . . . Many people could say he had a decline this year, but I disagree with that.
“He was banged up for the majority of the year, and I think that’s just part of the game at times. I mean the guy hasn’t missed one start his entire NFL career, so if you’re going to sit here and tell me he’s, you know, not a durable guy, then you’re crazy.
“Like I said I think he’s still got a lot of motivation. I think he’s got a lot of fight and fire left in him. And you know he can still be a very productive player. So I don’t see any reason why he should be taking a pay cut at this point.”
L.T. in a Saints uni could cause some big issues for the other teams in the NFC South, and it’s something that could put the Saints on another level in 2009.