Frank Gore is one of the NFL's ageless wonders. The league's third all-time leading rusher not only and will enter the 2020 season at age 37, but Gore had multiple teams vying for his services this offseason, which is a testament to his effectiveness to this day. According to Jim Trotter of NFL.com, Gore chose New York over the Las Vegas Raiders, who gave him an offer at some point this offseason. Gore noted that he decided to join the Jets to reunite himself with head coach Adam Gase, who he has a strong connection with from their days with the Miami Dolphins in 2018.
"I got an opportunity to get back with a good friend and a guy I respect, and I'm happy that he wanted me to be on his team," he told Trotter. "And I'm happy to be around a guy who has done some great things in this league in Le'Veon Bell. That can motivate me. And I can help out the young kid that they just drafted, La'Mical Perine."
With Gase in 2018, Gore was able to rush for 722 yards on 4.6 yards a carry in 14 games for the Dolphins. He also hauled in 12 of his 16 targets for 124 yards receiving and a touchdown. In New York, Gore should serve as a strong complementary piece in the backfield to Le'Veon Bell, who'll be entering his second season with the club. The veteran back can still work on all three downs and provide some power running whenever Bell heads to the sideline.
Last year for the Bills, Gore rushed for 599 yards in 16 games (eight starts). He was particularly effective during the opening stretch of the season where he averaged nearly 67 yards on 15 carries over the first five weeks. After that, rookie Devin Singletary started to emerge and received increased reps in the backfield, which did cut into Gore's production.
The 2020 season can be a momentous one for Gore, who can NFL record for the most rushing yards (6,508) by a running back since turning 30.for the most rushing yards (505) by at age 37. He will also continue to extend his