This week in Indianapolis, general managers, coaches, and scouts from every team are on hand for the annual NFL Scouting Combine as they evaluate the top prospects in this year's draft. According to the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows, Colts running back Frank Gore is also in Indy this week - to give scouting a try.
Frank Gore is here in Indy, not to hang out with Colts teammates but to try hand at scouting. #NFLCombine— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) February 25, 2016
Gore, who will turn 33 this offseason, could be thinking toward what he will do in retirement, as he may only have a few seasons left as an NFL player. It sounds like he might be intrigued by scouting, and he does seem to have a nice grasp of football and would know what he's doing - at least when it comes to running backs.
Gore has rushed for 12,040 yards and 70 touchdowns in a stellar 11-year career, and he figures to be the Colts' starting back once again in 2016. Last year, he rushed for 967 yards and six touchdowns in what he called the most frustrating season of his career, but he did the most he could behind an inconsistent offensive line and with backup quarterbacks playing over half the season.
It doesn't sound like Gore is ready to hang it up just yet, as he'll factor in to the team's plans at the running back position at least for one more year, but he's already looking forward to his post-playing days by giving scouting a try at the Combine this week, which is a cool opportunity.