Jets Sign RB Frank Gore

Frank Gore‘s AFC East tour has taken him to New York. The veteran running back is signing a one-year deal with the Jets, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter (via Twitter).

In New York, Gore will be reunited with head coach Adam Gase, who served as the Dolphins head coach during the running back’s stint in Miami. Gase was also an offensive assistant in San Francisco during Gore’s run with the 49ers.

In fact, ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe tweets that Gase tried to recruit the veteran to the Jets last offseason, so the coaching staff clear has a role for him. Gore will instantly become the second running back on the depth chart behind Le’Veon Bell. The Jets are also rostering the likes of Kenneth DixonJosh Adams, and fourth-round rookie La’Mical Perine.

After starting 14 games for the Dolphins in 2018, Gore signed with the Bills last offseason. He ended up seeing a significant role for Buffalo, starting eight of his 16 games while rushing for 599 yards and two scores. However, Gore averaged a career-worst 3.6 yards per carry, but he’s not far removed from his 4.6 YPC campaign in Miami.

Gore sits third on the all-time rushing list with 15,347 yards and third on the all-time carries list with 3,548. While his stats in Buffalo were underwhelming, the veteran isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. The soon-to-be 37 year old has only missed a pair of games since 2011.

Earlier this offseason, Gore indicated that he wanted to play in 2020 instead of hanging up his cleats. He hinted that a reunion in Miami could be a possibility, but he hadn’t been definitively connected to any teams over the past few months.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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29 comments on “Jets Sign RB Frank Gore

      • wagner13

        Some veterans just want the opportunity to play. Look at Vince Carter with the Hawks. Perhaps Gore can teach Bell a thing or two about humility

        • petersdylan36

          I don’t think ting chasing works the same in the nfl as it does the nba. In the nba we knew that the warriors and a Le’Veon James teams were good bets. Players literally took the minimum to join them. You can’t really say the same about the nfl. Other than the patriots recently, you don’t really see the same teams year to year.

  1. Thronson5

    Love this guy. I know it’ll only be a sign and retire when he does come back to SF but I look forward to the day he is a 9er again and seeing him retire where he belongs. It’ll be sad to see his career come to an end but I still look forward to knowing he’s retiring a 9er. They’ve had some legends play for them and I was lucky enough to grow up watching most of them but this guy will always go down as my favorite 9er player

    • cant_teach_speed

      I’m a Raider fan and watching him play for the 49ers was one of my favorite things. One of my favorite players of his generation no doubt. Sad af though seeing him sign up for Gase’s Jets at 37.

    • compassrose

      I heard he was going to sign and retire in Seattle. Always wanted to be a hawk just never worked out. Lol

      He was fun to watch and seemed to always put up his best games against us. He needs to retire with that ugly red color and the odd gold. Lol

      Just like Sherman will retire a hawk. He belongs here with his name on the ring of honor. If we get games in this year should be some more fun ones. A couple inches and the playoffs would have been a different animal all together. I can’t wish your team good luck but good health. Hate to see injuries on any team.

    • phenomenalajs

      That’s a bit of a stretch. Yes, he played for the Colts, but the bulk of his career was with the 49ers. I get it with Henry Anderson, Pierre Desir, Nate Hairston, Quincy Wilson and Arthur Maulet (quite a contingent, I know) but they’re much younger so it makes sense…
      Ok, I’ll give you that he played on the same team with all but Maulet, so I stand down…

      • phenomenalajs

        It turns out there are at least two other Jets who were teammates with Frank Gore on the Colts in 2017 in either the preseason or the regular season – Thomas Hennessy and Matthias Farley.

  2. crosseyedlemon

    Sorry, it had to be the Jets Frank. Walter is out of reach but you’ve had an awesome career and Canton is waiting.

  3. abssamanta

    I’m an Eagles fan and I remember the time he almost signed with us… Smh I wish he signed with us but he’s been good with other teams too, so I am definitely happy for him lol. Has helped me out on fantasy a lot for times XD.

  4. phenomenalajs

    Trenton Cannon is still there, too, but he’d probably have to earn his spot as a returner. It might be tough for him to make the team, though, since receiver/returners like Braxton Berrios, Vyncint Smth, and UDFA WRs might have the edge since they need WR depth. They could bring in others, too.

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