Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star reports that at least two teams have discussed the possibility of trading for Colts RB Frank Gore before Tuesday’s deadline. However, Holder adds that a deal is “far from a sure thing.”
Holder mentions that if the opportunity arises for the Colts to trade Gore to a contending team, he would likely be receptive to the idea.
Gore is getting to the end of his career and it’s clear that the Colts are open to seeing what some of their younger running backs are capable of. According to Holder, retirement is on the table for Gore after this season, as he’s in the final year of his three-year contract.
Gore, 34, is a former third-round pick of the 49ers back in 2005. He spent 10 seasons in San Francisco before signing a three-year, $12 million contract that included $7.5 million guaranteed with the Colts back in 2015.
Gore will make a base salary of $3.5 million for the 2017 season before becoming an unrestricted free agent next year.
In 2017, Gore has appeared in eight games and rushed for 404 yards on 110 carries (3.7 YPC) to go along with 14 receptions for 119 yards receiving and two total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 36 running back out of 54 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding a potential Gore trade as the news is available.