Frank Gore has cemented himself as one of the all-time great running backs, but his future with the Colts’ organization is murky looking past this 2017 season.
There’s no questioning how great Frank Gore’s 13-year career has been, especially after he passed Hall of Famers Jerome Bettis and LaDanian Tomlinson on the NFL’s all-time rushing list last week. However, he’s in the last year of his contract at 34 years old and no one knows what the future holds for the five-time Pro Bowler.
On the Colts’ side, they may not want to bring back Frank Gore after this season is over.
Marlon Mack has shown enough flashes this season for the front office to be confident that he can carry more of a load in 2018. And while it’s not entirely Gore‘s fault, he’s failed to rush for over 4 yards per carry in each of his three seasons in Indianapolis.
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On Frank Gore’s side, it’s questionable whether he wants to stay with the Colts.
Gore came to Indianapolis to win a Super Bowl, and he’s vented his frustrations about the organization’s lack of success during his tenure. Even if Andrew Luck comes back healthy next season, the Colts may not be the Super Bowl contender that Gore wants to play for this late in his NFL career.
Retirement is also an option for a running back that has accomplished as much as Gore has.
Whether he wants to end his career on a high note, or he’s auditioning for a new team, Frank Gore has a lot to play for in this final stretch of games.
Here are some other Colts players with a lot on the line: