Catching L.T.: Long odds even for top backs
With LaDainian Tomlinson set to retire, I've put together a chart showing how many 1,200-yard seasons 10 current and former NFC West backs would need to match him in career rushing yards (13,684).
For example, the St. Louis Rams' Steven Jackson has 9,093 career yards. He would need 4,591 yards to catch Tomlinson. Jackson would need 3.8 seasons (61.2 games) to catch Tomlinson if Jackson were to average 1,200 yards per season from this point forward.
Tomlinson was pretty impressive, in other words.
Catching LaDainian Tomlinson
|RB||Yards||Yds. Behind L.T.||Yrs. Behind||Games Behind|
San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, Marshawn Lynch, Jerious Norwood, LaDainian Tomlinson, Thomas Jones, Beanie Wells, Brandon Jacobs, Cadillac Williams, Frank Gore, Steven Jackson, Leon Washington, Chester Taylor, Tomlinson retires