RB Frank Gore undecided on NFL future
The Buffalo Bills fell to the Houston Texans on Saturday and a couple of players are poised to make a decision on their future. Among them, running back Frank Gore is undecided on his future in the NFL per Sal Capaccio.
Bills RB Frank Gore says he’s undecided about his NFL future. Says his body still feels good but he’ll take some time to see if he wants to keep playing. Mentioned his son going to college next year, as well.
— Sal Capaccio 🏈 (@SalSports) January 5, 2020
Gore signed with the Bills last offseason in hopes he could have a decent-sized role in the backfield. Even at 36-years-old, Gore finished the season with 599 rushing yards and two touchdowns despite sharing the workload with rookie Devin Singletary.
Throughout the season, the ageless running back proved that he can still be a difference-maker in the NFL. However, even though he’s still capable of producing for a team, he has plenty of tread on his tires.
Over the course of the history of the NFL, running backs tend to have shorter careers than other positions. This is due to running backs being a position that involves a ton of physicality to play.
But as Gore has shown over the years, he isn’t a typical running back with the way he’s been able to stay healthy. Since 2011, the veteran running back has only missed two games due to injury.
Heading into 2020, the Bills are likely going to hand over the majority of the workload to Singletary. Therefore, Gore is no longer a fit for Buffalo’s plans for the future. That doesn’t mean he won’t join another team in 2020.
Before he makes his decision, it should be known that his son is beginning college in 2020. Gore’s son—Frank Gore Jr.—committed to playing college football at Southern Miss last year.
In addition, Gore has become one of the most underrated running backs that the NFL has seen. During the 2019 season, Gore surpassed Barry Sanders to become the third all-time rushing leader.
Provided that, Gore has nothing left to prove that he belongs in the Hall of Fame. It will be up to him to decide if his countdown to Canton begins in 2020 though.