While he only played for the Colts for three seasons, Gore was a solid player and the only Colt to be named to the All-Decade team.
Now that the 2010s are over, it’s time for the NFL to choose their All-Decade team. They did so today in conjunction with the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A lot of the list wasn’t too surprising, but only one Colts player was able to make the list.
That player is running back Frank Gore. Gore only played three seasons with the Colts from 2015-2017, but they were productive seasons. He ran for 2,953 yards and 13 touchdowns in his three years. He ran for over 1,000 yards in 2016 despite running behind a bad offensive line.
Gore’s numbers would have been even higher if Ryan Grigson had actually tried to build a decent offensive line during his tenure at GM. But at the ages of 31-33, Gore still was a productive member of the Colts’ offense. He was also a fantastic leader in the locker room.
The All-Decade team is absent of any other current or former Colts. Besides Gore, the only other real candidate in my mind was Andre Johnson. Johnson spent one extremely disappointing season with the Colts in 2015 but was a really good player with the Texans for many years.
Robert Mathis had a chance as well, but he didn’t play long enough into the 2010s to be really considered. He had that one great season in 2013 where he led the league in sacks with 19.5. Other than that, there wasn’t a whole lot there.
While Gore may not be remembered as a Colt, Colts fans will appreciate the time he spent in Indy nonetheless.