Jets serious about signing L.T.

The market for LaDainian Tomlinson is starting to heat up.

After meeting with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, Tomlinson is now heading to the Big Apple to talk with the New York Jets, who are very serious about signing the former Pro Bowler, according to Rich Cimini and Ohm Youngmisuk of the New York Daily News.

According to reports, L.T. left Minnesota very impressed with the Vikings organization. However, the future Hall of Famer wants to keep his options open (as well as drive up the price) and already has several other visits lined up for next week.

In addition to the Vikings and Jets, the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints are rumored to be in the hunt for Tomlinson’s services as well.

The nine-year veteran out of TCU <a href="http://footballpost.wpengine.com/Wilson-Chargers-cut-Tomlinson.html" target="_self">was released by the Chargers on February 22. For his career, L.T. ranks eighth all-time in rushing yards (12,498), second in rushing touchdowns (138) and third in total touchdowns (153). He also won the NFL’s MVP award in 2006 after rushing for 1,815 yards and scoring 31 total touchdowns.

However, the 30-year-old running back’s skill set has diminished considerably over the last two years. Tomlinson hasn’t averaged over 4.0 yards per carry since 2007, posting a career-low 3.3 YPC in 2009. He’s also struggled to get past the first defender and out to the second level, something that was an L.T. trademark early in his career.

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