It’s hard to imagine LT is that far removed from an incredible 2006 season where he rushed for 1,815 yards…113 yards a game average…and a record 28 touchdowns but in the NFL things change very quickly. He’s rushed for just 3,214 in the three years since and his average per rush has dropped steadily over the period. The Chargers for all their lofty league respect, didn’t get to the Super Bowl during his legacy reign but his name will never be forgotten in the game. As Temple3 pointed out in a comment, the Chargers value has exponentially increased during his time there but it’s never personal right? He has been oft injured but cracked double figures in touchdowns each of his 9 seasons. The New York Jets are banking on LT’s experience, professionalism and nose for the end zone will rub off on talented but unproven Shonn Greene. They didn’t want to pay Thomas Jones salary of 5.8 million for the upcoming season, so they let him walk to Kansas City with his 1,402 yards and 14 TD’s. By releasing the main cog in their NFL leading rushing attack of 2009 are the Jets sending a message to the team or taking a huge risk on cost cutting? I’m sure they see LT catching passes out of the backfield but more importantly, he could be that third down back that adds another wrinkle to Rex Ryan’s pretty much one dimensional offense. Don’t be surprised either way how this affects a team making some mad power moves to move into the NFL elite and stay there under the guise of their young QB, Mark Sanchez.