The chargers need to fill a hole in their running game for the first time in nearly ten years. Can they be close to the same team without LT? The answer of is yes.
LT is a one of the great backs, who has just taken 9 year of physical abuse by running the ball. The chargers used him in a different role this year; he was no longer the every down back that once would wear teams down.
So where does he go from here? A lot of rumors of the Houston Texans have surfaced. That would seem to be a good fit. They have a young back in Steve Slaton, who could only benefit by learning about the game from someone with as much experience as LT. I feel like he would be a valuable addition to any team that has a good offensive line and the need for an experienced back.
Let’s not forget that he finished in the top 10 rushers of the league. He still had 292 carries for 1,110 yards, while averaging 3.8 yards per carry. He had 11 touchdowns and his longest run was for 45 yards. Based on these numbers, I think he could benefit another team if he is given the right chance. Yes teams want their running game to average 4 yards per carry, but 3.8 are not too far from 4.
Hats off to LT for what he has given the chargers and the NFL for 9 Years. I wish him only the best.