Another season, another huge benchmark for Frank Gore. The former San Francisco 49ers running back has surpassed Curtis Martin for on the all-time rushing leaderboard with an eight-yard run against the New York Jets in Week 2. Gore entered the game with 14,087 rushing yards, and it’s fitting it happened this week considering Martin made his mark with the Jets.
Fooch’s update: Gore finished the game with 25 rushing yards, and now has 14,112 for his career.
Gore now stands fourth all-time, with Barry Sanders next up at 15,269 yards. It seems unlikely Gore will get anywhere near Sanders this year, but he certainly could surprise us. Gore was the Dolphins most effective rusher in Week 1, but Kenyan Drake is the main guy. Gore will get opportunities, but probably not enough to get up near Sanders in 2018.
The question now is whether or not Gore will play another year after this one. If he does, it is possible he could get up past Sanders. After that, Walter Payton has 16,726 yards, and Emmitt Smith is the leader with 18,355 yards.