You shouldn't be.
He has no get-up-and-go anymore. There is no second gear, nothing that can turn a 4-yard run into a 20-yard run.
That was painfully evident when the Chargers lost in the AFC Divisional round to the New York Jets. Tomlinson couldn't get through the holes with any pop. He finished that game with 24 yards on 12 carries. His long run was 5 yards.
Tomlinson didn't average over 4 yards a carry in his last eight games, including the playoff game, although he had just one carry in the regular-season finale. He was under 3.5 per rush in three of those games. He had just two games of 4 yards or more per carry in the entire season.
That's a sign it's all gone. The per-rush average is the most important stat for any back. Forget all the other numbers. That's the one.
And for LT it's all the proof we need that he is finished as a feature back. That's OK. He's had a wonderful career, one that will get him a bust in Canton.
What's next for him? He might be able to help a team in spot duty, but expecting anything more than that would be foolish.
Any team that signs him will be getting a shell of the LT we watched for most of the past nine years.
Don't get caught up in the name -- or in this case the initials. He isn't what you think he is anymore. The NFL is a cruel business and when the greats go it's even more so. But that's life.
LT isn't LT anymore. That's a fact