If the Vikings are going to ink former Chargers back LaDainian Tomlinson, they will have to do it after he has a visit with the New York Jets. AP reports that Tomlinson spent several hours at Vikings headquarters Thursday, but did not reach agreement on a contract.
So now the back will head to the Big Apple, even after leaving the Vikings holding onto a purple jersey. Tomlinson would be a good fit for New York, as he could come in and take the spot of the departed Thomas Jones, who was released when free agency started last Friday.
“If the Jets really want Tomlinson, they’ll have to bring it,” Sports Illustrated’s Jim Trotter wrote on his Twitter account. “Vikes really wowed him. Said he could see himself playing there.”
Point well taken. But if the Vikings and Tomlinson were that perfect of a fit, why is he heading to New York to talk to the Jets? Could it be simply to try and get the last dollar? Or does Tomlinson see the Jets as a better fit as they don’t really have a franchise back since Jones is gone?
Whatever it is, L.T. will be in New York to have a discussion, and now it’s a waiting game for the Vikings to see if they did enough to woo him to come to the Twin Cities.