by Will BrinsonLaDanian Tomlinson Michael Turner
And Adam Schefter has an interesting proposition regarding the two running backs in his NFL.com blog today.
But last off-season, before free agency began, the Chargers should have considered trading running back LaDainian Tomlinson. Not only should they have considered it, they should have entertained offers.
Think about how much further along the franchise would be for this season and future ones.
Had San Diego traded Tomlinson, it could have gotten back multiple draft picks. And had Tomlinson been traded, then San Diego could have used the money it pays him to re-sign free-agent running back Michael Turner.
Look, I think Schefter is one of the best writers in the business, and yes, that's an interesting offer, but come on -- no one saw this season playing out like it has for the two teams and the two players. And this isn't to take away from Turner's season, which has been fantastic, but the Burner has racked up on some weak rush defenses this year -- 220 against Detroit and another 260 against Green Bay and Oakland.
Hindsight Is 20/20 Thought to Ponder: What if the Chargers Had Traded LDT Before 2008? originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Fri, 28 Nov 2008 15:15:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.