There have been conflicting reports regarding Frank Gore’s future with the San Francisco 49ers over the past couple of days. However, it now appears that Gore’s time in San Francisco has possibly come to an end after 10 years.
While this is disheartening news, Gore may not remain on the free market very long. Reports are surfacing that the Philadelphia Eagles have interest in the 31-year-old veteran (via NJ.com). According to the reports, Gore could land a deal with Philly by Tuesday, which is the day that free agents are allowed to sign with other teams.
Another report from Yahoo Sports NFL insider Rand Getlin indicates that the Eagles are expected to land Gore on a multi-year deal worth $5 million per and $7 million guaranteed.
— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) March 8, 2015
We all know Philadelphia has a gaping vacancy in the position after it pulled off a shocking trade that sent LeSean McCoy packing to Buffalo last week. However, that’s a whole heck of a lot of cash for a soon-to-be 32-year-old running back.
If Gore does sign with the Eagles, he certainly provides short-term value considering his stellar 10-year record with the 49ers where he racked up a total of 11,073 rushing yards and totaled 1,000-plus rushing yards in eight of his 10 years with the team.
The potential signing of Gore to the team would not be the first time Philly invested in an “older” running back. Darren Sproles—also 31—performed exceptionally well in his debut season with the Eagles last year. The combination of Gore’s rushing and Sproles’ effectiveness could present quite the recipe for success for the Eagles’ ground game in 2015.
Update: ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that Gore has indeed agreed to join the Eagles. His signing will be made official on Tuesday.
Free-agent RB Frank Gore has told people he will sign this week with the Philadelphia Eagles, league sources told me and @caplannfl.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2015
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