Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Poll: Marcus Allen or LaDainian Tomlinson?
By Bill Williamson
Who is the greatest running back ever to play in the AFC West?
It is either Marcus Allen or LaDainian Tomlinson.
Tomlinson recently retired with the San Diego Chargers after re-signing with them. He played with San Diego from 2001-2009 before playing the final two years of his career with the New York Jets.
Tomlinson had 13,684 yards in 11 NFL seasons and he averaged 4.3 yards per carry. He scored 145 rushing touchdowns. Tomlinson added 624 career catches for 4,772 yards with 17 receiving touchdowns. He should be a first ballot Hall of Famer in 2017.
Allen played 16 NFL seasons -- 11 with the Oakland Raiders and five with the Kansas City Chiefs. He is in the Hall of Fame.
Allen, who earned a Super Bowl ring with the Raiders, had 12,243 yards and averaged 4.1 yards per carry. He had 123 rushing scores. He added 587 career receptions for 5,411 yards with 21 receiving touchdowns.
Take our poll and explain your reason for your vote in the comment section below. We will review the poll results Wednesday.