Dolphins’ RB Frank Gore Aiming to Return in 2019 for His 15th NFL Season

Frank Gore with the Colts. Photo by John Mersits/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

After being shut down for the rest of the 2018 season due to a sprained foot, it had seemed like Miami Dolphin’s running back Frank Gore might be heading to retirement. But, according to ESPN‘s Adam Schefter, the doctors now determined that Gore won’t require surgery on his foot and will be back to full action in a few weeks.

After finding out this news, Gore, who is currently the oldest active RB in the league at the age of 35, is determined to play in 2019, which would be his 15th NFL season.

Frank Gore signed with the Dolphins in March 2018 and immediately established himself as the team’s leading rusher. In the 14 games he played this season, he had team-high 156 carries for 722 yards, averaging 4.6 yards per carry.

Although he will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, Gore would prefer to return to Miami in 2019 according to ESPN‘s Cameron Wolfe. Dolphins, on the other hand, would prefer to wait and see how will the player bounce back after the injury.

We haven’t gotten there yet,” – said Miami’s head coach Adam Gase recently when asked about the possibility of Gore returning next season. “Right now, [missing a game is] really hard for him to just really swallow at this point.”

Frank Gore entered the league as the third round pick for the San Francisco 49ers in 2005. During his 10 years with the 46ers, he rushed for more than 1,000 yards eight times and managed to earn five Pro-Bowl appearances.

Gore, who also played for Indianapolis Colts between 2015 and 2017, is currently ranked fourth for most rushing yards in NFL history with 14,748 yards. His other career stats include 77 rushing touchdowns, and 3,796 receiving yards alongside 18 receiving touchdowns.