Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore nearing the completion of yet another highly productive campaign in his 13th season in the league.
However, there remains much question as to his NFL future beyond the 2017 season. Gore has already addressed the situation by stating that it needs to be an ideal opportunity for him to continue playing next year.
If were to decide to come back another season, Gore certainly has the support of teammate T.Y. Hilton, who voiced much praise toward the 34-year-old’s play on the field despite him being on the back end of his career, according to Mike Wells of ESPN.
“Frank wears you down,” receiver T.Y. Hilton said. “Give him the ball, and let him run. You meet him in the hole, and you’re going to pay the price. I tell Frank all the time that he doesn’t age. It seems like he’s getting younger.”
Gore has certainly proven to be an exception to the norm for the production level of running backs in their 30s over the last three years with the Colts. He has an opportunity in front of him to put up his 10th 1,000 rushing yard season if he’s able to average 79.3 yards over the last three games of the regular season.
Regardless if he’s able to reach that plateau, Gore has proven that he certainly has plenty left in the tank to be a productive player. He’s also coming off his best performance of the season with 130 yards on 36 carries against the Buffalo Bills that nearly saw him carry his team to a win in the snow.
Once the 2017 season comes to an end, Gore will likely take some time to assess if he wants to return for a 14th year as there will be offers. He is currently in the final year of his three-year, $13 million deal with the Colts, which would make an unrestricted free agent next offseason.