Frank Gore doesn’t plan on calling it quits just yet. The former San Francisco 49ers legendary running back is set to turn 37-years-old in a couple of months and still plans on playing football in 2020. According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Gore has been working out this offseason with Lesean McCoy as the two prepare for the upcoming season. Gore’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said: He’s [Gore] not looking to retire, and he expects to play in 2020.
Finding a team may be a challenge for Gore, who likely won’t sign until the summer when training camp gets underway. There’s no reason for Gore to put any more wear and tear on his body, so showing up for minicamp or any part of the offseason before whichever team he signs with doesn’t make much sense. You don’t play running back in the NFL as long as Gore has without taking care of yourself.
The next time Gore will play with the 49ers will be a one-day contract when he announces his retirement. Some team will come calling in July for Gore, who still was trucking along in Year 15 with the Bills. Pro Football Focus graded Gore as a 62.4 overall. That grade was better than four of his seasons when Gore was still on his rookie deal. Nobody will argue that Gore was more effective when he was younger, but that’s crazy to think about. Gore still being effective running the ball and in pass protection all these years later. Because of that, he’ll be on a roster in 2020. The only question now is who signs him?