NFL Network announced on Wednesday that San Diego Chargers all-time leading rusher, LaDainian Tomlinson, has joined the network and will serve as an analyst on their new Sunday morning show, “First on the Field.”
Tomlinson begins this new chapter in his life after an 11-year NFL career with the San Diego Chargers (2001-2009) and the New York Jets (2010-2011). He has received numerous honors and awards including NFL’s Most Valuable Player Award, Associated Press’ Offensive Player of the Year Award, was selected to five Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro six times.
The recently retired running back wasted no time jumping into his next adventure. LaDainian Tomlinson announced his retirement mid-June, but from the looks of it, we’ll still get our dose of LT on Sundays. In addition to his gig with NFL Network, Tomlinson will expand his broadcast business by hosting a fantasy football show on Sirius XM Radio.
If LaDainian Tomlinson’s broadcast career is anything like his football career, he has a successful future ahead of him. His experience with the Chargers and the Jets, divided locker rooms, and a variety of players will provide us with our daily dose of football. It’ll be different to see LT in front of the cameras on a Sunday morning instead of warming up on the field, but I think he’ll take this opportunity and run with it. What are your thoughts? Will LT’s broadcast career compare to his glory days on the field?