Frank Reich: Colts Will Move on from Frank Gore at Running Back
The Colts had to make a decision on Frank Gore this offseason, and they will be moving on from the legendary running back after three years in Indianapolis.
Frank Gore has been the ultimate pro ever since he joined the Colts in 2015, but his tenure in Indianapolis was a disappointment for both sides.
Gore and the Colts’ organization thought the team would be competing for championships when he decided to come to Indianapolis after 10 years in San Francisco. However, a combination of injuries and subpar play prevented that from happening.
The Colts’ new head coach Frank Reich addressed the media at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Wednesday, and he broke the news that Frank Gore will not be returning to Indianapolis next season.
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With Frank Gore heading out the door, that will add more touches to Marlon Mack’s workload in his second NFL season. Mack gained 583 yards from scrimmage with 4 touchdowns as a rookie, and he showed flashes of becoming a featured running back in this league.
At Chris Ballard’s press conference, he mentioned that he liked the current running backs on the roster listing Mack, Matt Jones, and Josh Ferguson. Ballard also said that he liked a lot of the late-round running back prospects in this draft class, and he stated that Saquon Barkley’s talent is pretty obvious.
There are also some quality running backs available in free agency that could compliment Marlon Mack’s skillset very well.
The running back position is definitely something to keep an eye on for Colts fans this offseason.
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It will be sad to see Frank Gore leave Indianapolis, but it is what’s best for this organization moving forward.