3 Most Likely Destinations for Frank Gore in Free Agency
There's no question that Frank Gore is one of the best rushing backs from the past two decades of NFL football. He's spent 16 long years in the NFL and rushed for 1,000+ yards nine different times throughout his tenure. Undoubtably, Gore may find himself in the Hall of Fame as he owns the third-most rushing yards in NFL history, trailing only Hall-of-Famers Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton.
Gore spent the past season on the nightmare that was the 2020 New York Jets. He's 38 and still a free agent, but he hasn't considered retirement quite yet. Gore recently revealed that he's still training to play this season and knows he "can still play the game, and help a team."
The five-time Pro Bowl selection also explained that he's looking for the right situation. It sounds like Gore doesn't want to end up on another bad football team. With that in mind, check out the three most likely free-agent destinations for this veteran running back.
Frank Gore Rumors
1. Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins don't have a clear-cut No. 1 back. Myles Gaskin is poised to continue in that role, but he rushed for just 584 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2020. Gore also spent one season in Miami, back in 2018 when he rushed for 722 yards and started in 14 games. The Dolphins may continue to operate their rushing attack as a committee. This team still has $12 million in cap space, and given their +320 odds to win the AFC East on FanDuel Sportsbook, this may be a winning situation that Gore wants to be a part of.
2. Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals did rank 7th in rushing (139.8 yards per game) last season, however, most of that damage came from quarterback Kyler Murray (819 yards) and Kenyan Drake (955 yards). Drake finds himself on the Las Vegas Raiders now. While the Cardinals did bring in James Conner from the Pittsburgh Steelers, injuries have kept him from reaching his level from the 2018 Pro Bowl campaign. Conner is injury prone and Chase Edmonds is serviceable, but this team may lack a No. 1 running back. Gore likely wouldn't step in as a No. 1 option, but the running back by committee does work for some franchises. Arizona also has close to $13 million available in cap space.
3. Buffalo Bills
The running back by committee theme continues with the Buffalo Bills. Devin Singletary and Zack Moss did combine for 1,000+ rushing yards and 6 touchdowns last season. The Bills also brought in Matt Breida from the Dolphins, however, there's still room for improvements with Buffalo's rush attack. Last season, the Bills ranked in the bottom half of the NFL in team rushing with just 107.7 yards per game on the ground. If any of these three running backs underperforms, there may be a slot open for the veteran Gore. Buffalo should continue winning ballgames next year, as the Bills own +1200 odds to win the 2021 Super Bowl.
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