By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On March 1, 2017 at 1:54 am EST
The Los Angeles Chargers have made a big free agent move. No, this does not have anything to do with any of their present day players or players that thry may add in the coming weeks via free agency.
The Chargers have hired one of their best players. LaDanian Tomlinson has joined the team’s front office.
His official capacity is not known yet. It’s not clear if he’ll have a role in the football operations department or have an ambassador role with the team.
If he does officially take a football operations job, he’ll be the latest former player to do that. Recently, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos safety John Lynch became the San Francisco 49ers general manager with no prior experience.
Last season, Tomlinson suggested that the then-San Diego Chargers should trade his former teammate Philip Rivers. Yet, they decided to keep their signal-caller.
However, Rivers said that he would not move away from the San Diego area, where he and his wife, along with his eight children have laid down roots. It’ll be interesting to see if Tomlinson’s statement will now become true as Rivers has previously suggested that he would not move to Los Angeles or Carson, Calif., where the team is expected to play until it moves into the Inglewood stadium with the Los Angeles Rams.