Bills RB Frank Gore could reach third in all-time in rushing yards, carries by the end of the year
At this point, it seems like Frank Gore will be running the ball for an NFL team when he’s 80-years old. In 2019 with the Buffalo Bills, Gore has a chance to put himself into even more elite company in his career.
According to ProFootballTalk, the veteran running back could be third all-time in carries by the end of the 2019 season. He is also close to surpassing Barry Sanders for the third-most rushing yards of all time.
Currently, Gore has 3,382 carries and is just 136 away from passing Curtis Martin for the third-most in NFL history. It could be tough for the 36-year old running back to see 136 carries as the Bills are loaded at the running back position.
The Bills have LeSean McCoy, Gore, T.J. Yeldon, and they drafted Devin Singletary. In his 15th season in the NFL, it wouldn’t be surprising if Gore had a lesser role than he’s had previously in his career. Although, even last season, Gore managed to start in 14 games and receive 156 carries.
That type of workload could be what Gore is given in Buffalo, with him being the goal-line running back. Nonetheless, having a player like Gore is going to pay dividends for a young Bills team that lacks experience on their roster.
Hopefully, Gore can help the Bills repeat their 2018 success on the ground where the team ranked ninth in the NFL in rushing yards in 2018. It’s crazy to see how Gore’s career has played out with injuries being a red-flag coming into the NFL.
Now, the former Miami product is entering his 15th season in the NFL and has a chance to further cement his name in NFL history.