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L.T. says he could have gotten more money in Minny

New Jet LaDainian Tomlinson was on The Dan Patrick Show earlier today.

Among the things they discussed were: which teams weren't after him (L.T. said he was scheduled to visit two others before he signed with the Jets but wouldn't reveal which ones), if he would have changed his mind had he known Brett Favre was definitely coming back next season, and how he could have received a more lucrative deal from the Vikings than the two-year, $5.1 million deal he got with the Jets.

"To me, it wasn't about the money at all, because I could have took more money to go to Minnesota," he said when asked if he was too expensive for the Chargers to keep. "But it wasn't about that. With the Chargers, it was time to move on."

Here is the link to the audio.

Tomlinson also said going to a team with a similar offense he's run his entire career (which the Jets do) was a factor.

"It would have been a challenge starting out," he said of going to Minnesota, which runs a West Coast offense.

On the Favre stuff, he said: "I would have still went to New York. At the end of the day, even though Favre hasn't said he's coming back, you just don't know for sure."

And on whether or not he'll be the starter come Week 1: "I approach the situation as, I'm coming to a new team, a team that was very good without me, and I've got to fit in and find a role with these guys. Part of it is helping a young talented guy like Shonn Greene ... but who knows what the future's going going to hold as far as being the starter or not?"

Patrick didn't seem to have much confidence in Tomlinson. He bet L.T. the chance to host his show if he had another 1,000-yard rushing season left in the tank. If not, Patrick gets a game-worn Chargers jersey.

I'd go with DP on this one.

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