Bills’ Unsure Whether Veteran RB Frank Gore Will Be Back in 2020

Frank Gore. Photo by John Mersits/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Running back Frank Gore managed to put together a productive season for Buffalo Bills in 2019 even at the age of 36. So far, Gore hasn’t decided whether he will continue playing in 2020, and Bills recently decided to add to the uncertainty.

According to Buffalo’s general manager Brandon Beane, the team waits for Gore to make his decision, after which they should determine whether they have a place on the roster for the veteran.

“To where he goes next, I’m not sure,” said Beane about Gore’s situation. “At the end of the year, a guy at his age—It was super awesome to watch him climb into third in the rushing stats. But we’ll let him decide what he’s going to do and we’ll self-inventory ourselves and make a decision. But nothing has been determined from him, whether he wants to continue playing. And then on the other end, whether we would have a spot for him back.”

Frank Gore, who will be 37 when the 2020 NFL season kicks off, rushed for 599 yards and two touchdowns in 2019 while adding 100 receiving yards on 13 catches- However, with the emergence of rookie Devin Singletary, it is unlikely that he will manage to have an impactful role for Buffalo next season if brought back. At this point, Bills are probably leaning towards stacking Singletary’s carries in 2020 while having a younger backup who can also contribute on special teams.

Gore spent most of his career in NFL with San Francisco 49ers, while also spending time with Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins. He has five Pro Bowl appearances, while currently being third on NFL’s All-Time rushing list.