The Frank Gore era in San Francisco is about to come to an end. And there definitely was one.
Ten seasons, 11,073 rushing yards. Another 2,883 yards receiving.
A league source tells PFT that, barring something unforeseen, Gore will sign with the Eagles. The contract is expected to pay $7.5 million guaranteed over the first two years.
Adam Caplan and Adam Schefter of ESPN recently reported that Gore is telling people he’ll sign with the Eagles this week.
Gore will give Eagles coach Chip Kelly the north-south, hole-hitting runner the Philly offense needs. And it will require the 49ers to find a replacement.
Again, it’s not a done deal. And “something unforeseen” could happen, such as another team swooping in with a much better deal.
Don’t count on that team being the 49ers. Another source tells PFT that the 49ers never intended to bring Gore back for an 11th season, but that they didn’t want an ugly ending with one of their cornerstone players of the last decade.
The Colts also are reportedly interested in Gore.
Regardless of whether Gore signs with the Eagles or someone else, “something unforeseen” has indeed happened; the running back market has been revived from its recent flatline status.