The man wanted his ring, and teaming with Peyton Manning in vengeance mode was an understandable attraction. At the very least, it was more logical than signing with that New York team that hasn't sniffed the Super Bowl since Woodstock.
Tomlinson's agent did reach out to Denver, but the team went with youth over experience by selecting Ronnie Hillman in the third round of April's draft.
Though Tomlinson said the Broncos were the only team he considered before retirement, it's hard to believe he would have ended his career if teams were actively courting him. As per usual, it's the body -- not the mind -- that decides when a pro athlete's time is up.