Fooch’s update: Gore has now surpassed 1,200 yards from scrimmage for the season. This is the 12th straight season he reached that number, which is something no other NFL player has ever done.
The historic career of Frank Gore reached a couple more big milestones in Week 17. Gore just moved past 14,000 career rushing yards. Earlier in the game, he climbed over 17,654 career yards from scrimmage, moving past Marcus Allen for No. 7 all time.
Gore’s Hall of Fame case seems locked in, as far as I’m concerned, but every little marker is welcome. He has a shot at 1,200 yards from scrimmage for the season, which would give him 12 straight seasons of the market. He needs 105 yards from scrimmage today, and currently has 88 yards with 10:44 left in the fourth quarter.
Gore is scheduled to become a free agent when March rolls around after three seasons in Indianapolis. While it would be fun to see him finish things out in San Francisco, if he wants to keep playing and be a major contributor, it would likely have to be somewhere else. My guess is he does want that, and is not looking to sign a one-day contract to close out his career.
Gore will enter the 2018 season less than 100 yards behind Curtis Martin for No. 4 all-time on the rushing leaderboard. Barry Sanders will be approximately 515 yards ahead of him for No. 6 on the all-time scrimmage leaderboard.