Two weeks after the Jets’ Super Bowl-or-bust season came to a premature end, LaDainian Tomlinson admitted that he’s willing to take on a reduced role in 2011 to help his team reach the promised land. However, the future Hall of Famer also said last night that he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of retirement if he remains in limbo for an extended period of time.
Tomlinson has one year remaining on his two-year contract, but the Jets haven’t definitively told him whether he’ll be back or not.
“Part of it really does suck,” Tomlinson told me in a quiet moment during his “Project 21” fundraiser for his charitable foundation last night (more on that below). “It really does for me. To be in limbo… sometimes, I just want to say, ‘You know what? I’m just going to retire.’”
“It’s kind of a messed up feeling to be in,” he added about being in limbo. “Because I feel like we had a great season. Things went well. But here there’s questions about whether I’m going to come back (with the one) year that I have left (on my contract). So who knows.”