In his nine years there, San Diego won at least 11 games four times, won the AFC West five times in a six-season span and once was the AFC's top seed.
Even so, Tomlinson declared this year's New York Jets the greatest club he has ever played for and says it has a better chance to win the Super Bowl that any of his previous teams did.
"Yes, I have been on some very fine teams," Tomlinson told Scott Van Pelt on ESPN Radio. "But I want to tell you this is the best team I've been on, top to bottom, talent-wise, coaching staff-wise, organization-wise. The whole nine. This is the best opportunity I've had to win the championship."
Tomlinson also gave his thoughts on the Chargers' 2-5 start, how Rex Ryan is able to get players to perform, and the development of TCU's program since he left there in 2001.
While on the subject of Tomlinson, check out ESPN.com senior writer Greg Garber's feature on how Tomlinson channeled Vince Lombardi to send a message to his Jets teammates.