‘Nothing decided’ on Frank Gore’s with the Bills, Buffalo says
Less than a week after Buffalo was eliminated from the postseason, the Bills are still undecided about running back Frank Gore’s future with the franchise.
“To where he goes next, I’m not sure,” [Bills GM Brandon] Beane said, via SB Nation. “At the end of the year, a guy at his age — It was super awesome to watch him climb into third in the rushing stats. But we’ll let him decide what he’s going to do and we’ll self-inventory ourselves and make a decision. But nothing has been determined from him, whether he wants to continue playing. And then on the other end, whether we would have a spot for him back.”
The Bills signed Gore before the 2019 season to be a complimentary back to rookie Devin Singletary. The future Hall of Famer was able to finish the season with 599 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 166 carries.
In addition, Gore surpassed Barry Sanders as the NFL’s third-leading rusher of all-time during the regular season. Without a doubt, Gore has nothing left to prove to anyone as he’s had quite a successful career in the NFL.
Even though he’d be 37 years old in May, Gore could still contribute for the Bills or another team in 2020. However, it will be up to the veteran rusher to decided on if he wants to continue playing or not. It should be noted that Gore’s son is set to begin his collegiate career in 2020.
Buffalo seemed to be pleased with how Singletary handled himself as a rookie in 2019. Provided that, as Brandon Beane stated, the Bills may not have room for Gore to return to the team. With that being said, Gore could make the Bills’ verdict on his status with the franchise easier by retiring.