Frank Gore posts some fun pictures on Instagram, and over the weekend he posted this picture with Joe Montana and Jerry Rice. The caption says "Family 4 life".
This picture and caption are kind of fitting. Montana and Rice are at the top of virtually any list for greatest 49ers of all time, and Gore is not too far behind. More importantly, all three ended their careers with teams other than the 49ers. Joe Montana was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs. Jerry Rice signed with the Oakland Raiders, and later briefly the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. Frank Gore has departed for the Indianapolis Colts, and still could have a few years left in his career.
And yet, as Gore said, they remain family for life, and part of the 49ers family. If we had Niners Nation back in the 90s and early 00s, I'd probably have kept up with Montana and Rice to some extent. We'll do the same this fall with Gore. We won't have extensive coverage, but as he climbs up the all-time rushing leaderboard, we'll be keeping an eye out.