Tomlinson reveals Jets tattoo on calf

Updated: June 29, 2010, 7:56 AM ET
ESPNNewYork.com

New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson is newly inked and ready for green and white glory.

In an interview with ESPN, the former NFL MVP who signed a two-year contract with the Jets in March said his new team will win a Super Bowl title.

"Absolutely, no question. Absolutely" he told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio on Monday.

The ex-Charger also revealed he's marking his time in New York, unveiling a tattoo of the Jets logo with the numerals "2010" and an open-ended dash underneath his right calf. It is similar to the Chargers logo that resides on his opposite leg, which displays the years (2001-2010) he spent as a player in San Diego.

"It's over," he said of his time playing in Southern California. "That was kinda, for me, closing that chapter of my career in San Diego. Kinda like it's dead and a new birth is being born with the Jets logo being put on my other calf."

The fifth overall pick in the 2001 draft, Tomlinson was cut by the Chargers in February after posting his worst statistical season as a professional. But Tomlinson was quick to point out he hasn't conceded the Jets starting job to second-year back Shonn Greene.

"We're obviously competing, and I think the best man is going to get the starting job."

The Jets, boasting a backfield of Green, Thomas Jones and Leon Washington, led the NFL in rushing last season -- a campaign which saw them reach the AFC Championship Game.

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