Report: Veteran RB Frank Gore Signing With the New York Jets

Jordan Cohn
May 05, 2020 - 11:22 am

Add another stop to the list of teams that have been graced with the presence of future Hall of Fame running back Frank Gore.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the 36-year-old running back -- turning 37 in mid May -- has decided to sign with the New York Jets.

The 15-year veteran spent the bulk of his career in San Francisco, establishing himself as one of the game's dominant rushers. He collected over 1,000 yards in eight of his ten years there, earning five Pro Bowl selections. After spending three years with the Indianapolis Colts, Gore bounced to Miami and Buffalo in 2018 and 2019, respectively, sharing backfield duties with fellow running backs.

Gore is as timeless and durable as running backs come, appearing in 226 games throughout his career while remaining an active participant in whatever offense he's appeared in. He ranks third all time in rushing attempts and rushing yards, and sits atop both of those statistics as far as active players go.

Want another little tidbit that emphasizes just how long he's been around? His son, Frank Jr., is kicking off his college career this upcoming season at Southern Mississippi (via Adam Schefter). If he makes an impression quickly enough and Frank Sr. can stick around for a couple more years, perhaps the two will be able to play in the NFL at the same time.

How Gore fits into the Jets' scheme alongside Le'Veon Bell will be an interesting development in Adam Gase's game plan. The second-year Jets coach told ESPN that he plans to reduce Bell's workload with the addition of Gore in order to preserve the star running back. Though Bell may not be one of the Jets that shows excitement about the acquisition, there are others who have already voiced theirs.

The financial details of the contract have not yet been revealed.

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