Frank Gore says several NFL teams have reached out to express interest in recent weeks
Frank Gore is one of two future Hall of Fame running backs not currently on the NFL roster. The other running back is Adrian Peterson, who is currently fifth on the league’s running list. Gore, who last season became the third player in league history to reach 16,000 rushing yards and sits third on the all-time list, is still not signed after passing the last season with the Jets.
Gore recently revealed that several NFL teams have called him to express interest in recent weeks. Gore instead chose not to sign while spending time with his children. In addition to being the coach of his two youngest children, Gore visits his sons Ricardo Hamilton, who is a first-year cornerback at Wisconsin, and Frank Gore Jr., a running back for the South. Mississippi.
“I can still play,” Gore said in an interview with Sports Illustrated‘s Alex Prewitt. “It’s mine, man. I’m taking advantage of my kids.”
Gore, 38, inspired Frank Jr. to follow in his footsteps as a running back. Starting in high school, Frank Jr. would start getting up with his dad at 6 a.m. to train with other NFL running backs including LeSean McCoy and Devin Singletary. Frank Sr. noticed his son’s progress watching a game from the stands in 2018, the first time he’s seen Frank Jr. play in person since he was in peewee football.
“We’re very similar, I’m just bigger,” Frank Sr. said of his son, who rushed for 982 yards on 176 carries in his first 13 games with the Golden Eagles. “He has very good feet, big eyes.”
While he hasn’t officially retired, it doesn’t look like Gore is looking forward to signing with an NFL team anytime soon. If he has already played his last snap, Gore has carved out a career that will eventually be immortalized in Canton, Ohio. National champion at the University of Miami, Gore was a five-time Pro Bowler during his decade with the 49ers. A member of the NFL All-2010s team, Gore was instrumental in the 49ers’ race to an NFC title in 2012.
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