Frank Gore seems to be keeping his options open as he considers whether to return for his 17th NFL season. However, the veteran running back made is abundantly clear that he’d delay his potential retirement if it meant he could return to the 49ers.
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“Oh, oh, I’d come back fast,” Gore said during an appearance on 95.7 The Game in San Francisco (via Josh Alper of ProFootballTalk.com). “Man, I’d love to wear that No. 21 jersey one more time. If that was to happen, that would definitely be my last year, if I could come back and sign with the 49ers. I respect Jed, I respect the York family, I respect Kyle, I feel like one of the best play callers in the game right now . . . You gotta tell Jed and Kyle, just bring me back.”
Gore, a third-round pick in the 2005 draft, spent the first 10 seasons of his career in San Francisco, earning five Pro Bowl appearance and a second-team All-Pro nod. Gore has a considerable lead on the team’s all-time rushing record (11,073), but he’s four touchdowns behind Joe Perry for the 49ers all-time rushing touchdown record.
Following a three-year stint with the Colts, Gore has spent the past three years touring the AFC East, spending time with the Dolphins, Bills, and Jets. The 37-year-old started 14 of his 15 games for New York in 2020, collecting 742 yards from scrimmage and a pair of offensive touchdowns.
Gore’s iron-man approach and veteran savviness would be welcomed by many squads, but the 49ers could theoretically have an open spot on their depth chart. Both Tevin Coleman and Jerick McKinnon are set to hit free agency, meaning the front office could be looking for depth behind leftovers Raheem Mostert and Jeff Wilson.
18 comments on “RB Frank Gore Would Welcome 49ers Reunion”
I really don’t know why Kyle is so revered. He’s 29-35 over 4 full seasons as SF’s HC.
You are an idiot
Have a bad day
I’m having a great day! But Kyle does suck, living off his dad’s success.
Yes he is living off his Dads name
Watch out. People are going to attack you for daring not to love the guy who has 1 winning season as a HC and blew multiple superbowls.
He’s 22-8 when he has a competent/average qb starting, aka when Jimmy G starts. You’re not gonna win many games when you’re stuck starting bad backups in Bethard and Mullins lmao.
When you consider he had to enter a major rebuild, coupled with his team being one of if not the most injured team in football last year, that’s pretty good. I don’t think anyone is seriously calling him a top 5 coach, but he’s a solid good coach.
Over 90% of new head coaches are entering a major rebuild. Eagles, Lions, Jags, Jets, Texans, Falcons et al this year alone. And the last 2 years in SF, their D carried the offense.
6 wins with nothing this year. Get a clue you Shanahan haters
I don’t hate the guy, never even met him. But as B Parcells said ‘You are what your record says you are’. Kyle is a sub 500 HC.
Bill Walsh. Check his earl years.
Well by that logic, Bill O’Brien and Mike McCarthy are great coaches, since they have a career record over .500
Bring Frankie home.
Would be a nice story….and the interesting part is he was more durable this past season than any RB that was on SF’s roster even despite missing Week 17….not a 9ers fan but this would be awesome for both sides
Sure on a 1 day contract
They need a new third down back, there could be a fit there.
he said leftovers. ouch.
God Bless his great career. But at this point if a team is giving Gore even semi-regular snaps it’s a sign of major issues in the backfield.