Trent Baalke: "We’re Doing Everything We Can To Make Frank A 49er For Life"

49ers general manager Trent Baalke made an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio and naturally was asked about the Frank Gore contract situation. According to PFT's report, Baalke said:

The best thing we can say is we're doing everything we can to make Frank a 49er for life and whether that gets accomplished in the near future or not remains to be seen ... But Frank's a 49er. He's a heck of a football player, he's a heck of a young man, and he's a leader. You can't say enough good things about Frank.

Yesterday, much was made of Gore saying he had no comment about whether he would demand a trade. In the same interview, Gore said "Like I said before, I want to remain a 49er for my career. If that doesn't happen, hopefully I'll have a great year and test the market."

Anything can happen between now and the trade deadline (sometime fairly early in the season as I recall). At this point I don't see the 49ers dealing Frank Gore. Anything is possible, but my mind tells me no. I've been plenty wrong before, but taking the entire situation in context, I just am not seeing a deal happening.

At this point we're dealing with a whole lot of talk, and not much else. I think Trent Baalke has done a solid enough job that he is entitled to a certain amount of patience with his process. I know not everybody agrees with that, but it worked fairly well during free agency, so we'll just take it one step at a time.

And given all that, I thought we'd bring back an old favorite after the jump. Until something definitive happens, we'll include this in all future Frank Gore contract posts!

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