LaDainian Tomlinson has been a star running back his entire career, but going to New York just to keep that "star image" is pretty sad. Sure, he'll have a better opportunity to win if he splits carries because he's not a top starting option anymore, but it just delays the inevitable.
Tomlinson has been slowing down for a few years now, similar to how Shaun Alexander disappeared after his MVP season. He's not out of the league yet, but this might be LT's swan song in NY. I can't see him keeping up the charade and fighting age and wear on his legs for too much longer.
His production backs this up.
2007- 1474 Yards, 15 TDs, 4.7 YPC
2008- 1110 Yards, 11 TDs, 3.8 YPC
2009- 730 Yards, 12 TDS, 3.3 YPC
His receptions have also decreased in three consecutive seasons, from 60 to 52, to 20, in 2007, 2008, and 2009 respectively.
This clear drop in production, all coming after his mammoth 2006 season, where he totaled 349 runs, for 1815 yards to go with 28 TDs and 56 catches for 500+ yards and 3 TDS.
Tomlinson has lost a step. He's still one of the best of the 2000's, maybe one of the best of all time, but he's not one of the best in the game today. The former Charger doesn't seem to have that jolt in his step anymore.