“I am contemplating retirement,” said Tomlinson. “That’s what I told my coaches and told my agent and everybody. … This is the first time in my playing career that I’ve actually honestly thought about this may be it for me.”
Tomlinson is only 32 but years wear tear from playing in the featured back era has taken a toll on his effectiveness. This year was a bigger decline than in years past but he proved to be a decent blocker and can still catch the ball out of the backfield so he could find a job as a third-down running back if he chooses to return.