Former Indianapolis Colts running back Frank Gore is signing with his hometown team, the Miami Dolphins.
The Miami Dolphins have signed RB Frank Gore.— Craig Mish (@CraigMish) March 22, 2018
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the deal is for one year. After three seasons in Indianapolis, the soon-to-be 35-year-old Gore is likely making his last stand in the NFL. Colts general manager Chris Ballard advised Gore following the 2017 season that they are looking to get younger moving forward and would not be re-signing him.
Although Gore is in love with the game of football — and it’s a testament to his work ethic and passion that he’s lasted this long — eventually, teams are going to stop calling or he will just be ready to hang ‘em up.
In his time with the Colts, Gore averaged over 1,200 scrimmage yards and 6.3 touchdowns per year, and he started every single game.
With the Dolphins, Gore will team with Kenyan Drake to lead the Dolphins backfield. Signing with Miami may signal a couple of things. First, Gore may not have had many suitors, because most older players want to try and get a championship before they retire. The Dolphins are nowhere near being title contenders. Next, Gore may know that 2018 will be his final year in the NFL. He has always wanted to play with the Dolphins, so them not being a contender but him signing there anyway feels like he is selecting comfort, and is going out while still at home.
Whatever led up to this, it’s safe to say that all of Colts Nation wishes Gore nothing but the best this season and beyond. If this is the end of the road for the future Hall-of-Famer, then we hope he enjoys it and soaks up every bit. Thanks for everything, Frank.