As I perused the weekly NFL story lines and waded through Matt Cassel's gripes and Peyton Manning predictions, I came upon a headline pointing out the San Diego Chargers' need for a third down back. I agreed. After all, Mike Tolbert left in free agency, and Ryan Mathews has not yet proven himself to be up to a full workload.
Then the author mentioned LaDainian Tomlinson, and my heart skipped a beat.
It had never even crossed my mind. I was so sure that he had been lost that I never thought there might be a chance to salvage him, to bring him back home.
But now there is. His tenure as a Jet has come to a close, and he waits patiently, as a free agent, for a suitor to call.
This is a direct plea to general manager A.J. Smith: Please bring back the greatest player in Charger franchise history.
I have 21 reasons why you should.