Colts RB Frank Gore will only play in 2018 under right conditions
Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore is trekking through his 13th season in the league while putting up yet another productive campaign.
It also marks the final year of his three-year, $13 million deal with the Colts, which has brought into question his NFL future beyond the 2017 season. According to Stephen Holder of the Indy Star, Gore voiced that it would have to be an ideal situation for him to come back another year.
“If I do that, that would be real big,” Frank Gore said. “I’ve been told since I was 28 what I can’t do or [that I] will fall off this year. I’m out there and I’m still going and still having fun and showing people on film that I can play this game.”
The 34-year-old has certainly shown that he can continue to be a productive player with a shot to crack 1,000 rushing yards, as he’s sitting at 762 yards with three games remaining. Gore can get there if he can average 79.3 yards per contest.
He’s coming off his best performance of the seasons with 130 rushing yards on 36 attempts, which was his first 100-yard game this season.
If he were to reach that plateau, it would mark his 10th 1,000 rushing yard campaign. Gore had recently passed LaDainian Tomlinson for fifth all-time on the career rushing yards list. He has a chance to surpass Curtis Martin for fourth all-time if he were to decide to come back another year.
All of this may hinge on how Gore is feeling once the offseason comes around along with there being any intriguing options available to him on the open market.