Frank Gore isn't sure if 49ers actually want him back
Feb/17/15 08:27 AM Filed in: Frank Gore
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke told both Frank Gore and the media in December that he wants the franchise's all-time leading rusher back with the team in 2015. Two months later, Gore isn't so convinced that the team actually wants him back.
After 10 seasons with the team that drafted him in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft, Gore is coming closer to reaching free agency for the first time in his career. On Instagram, the running back has questioned the team's commitment to him.
On Sunday, Gore posted a photo with the caption "Wht should I do" and questioned the 49ers' intentions in another since-deleted post:
"I know the fans love me but I need to know if the management does but I'm going to love my fans no matter what."
Gore's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, isn't as suspicious of the 49ers and told ESPN's Ed Werder on Monday that there is nothing negative between the two sides and Baalke has expressed hope to re-sign Gore.
This offseason represents the first one in Gore's career in which he's had an expiring contract. In both 2007 and 2011 Gore received contract extensions when he had one season still remaining with the 49ers. That could just be brewing up some paranoia in the running back's mind, especially after Baalke's shaky start to the 2015 offseason forced out Jim Harbaugh, who was a favorite of Gore's.
In 10 seasons with the team, Gore has 11,073 career rushing yards, 76 total touchdowns and five Pro Bowl selections. He is 20th on the NFL's all-time rushing list and just four touchdowns behind Joe Perry for the most career rushing touchdowns with the 49ers.