Frank Gore wants to join 49ers front office one day
By Peter Panacy
You know 49ers fans would love to see future Hall of Famer Frank Gore rejoin the team in some capacity, and he’s entertaining a front-office job.
No matter how it happens, the San Francisco 49ers need their all-time leading rusher, future Hall of Fame running back Frank Gore, back in the building in some capacity.
It might not be as an actual player. The Niners seem set at the position, particularly in future years with rookie running back Elijah Mitchell tearing things up and becoming the first player in franchise history to record at least four 100-yard rushing games in his first year as a pro.
Still, that won’t change the endearing love San Francisco’s fanbase has for Gore.
Gore, who hasn’t played in 2021 after spending last season with the New York Jets, ranks third all time in NFL history with 16,000 rush yards over 16 seasons. At 38 years old, he’s long beyond the time most running backs hang up their cleats.
But he’s not yet considering retirement.
Frank Gore would entertain the idea of joining a Super Bowl contender
If there was one thing elusive for Gore in an otherwise long list of accolades, it was winning a Super Bowl.
Gore and the 49ers came close, of course, back in the 2012 season when they nearly pulled off the win over the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII, yet an NFC Championship ring was the lone solace and consolation.
When asked if he would return to the league in 2021, during an appearance on NFL Network’s Good Morning Football, though, Gore stressed a would-be return would only happen if it was for the Super Bowl only:
You can check out the full interview between GMFB and Gore below:
Gore has kept himself busy, though, now slated to take up a boxing match versus former NBA star Deron Williams on Dec. 18. It’s pretty safe to assume which fighter Niners fans will be rooting for.
But, at least as far as Gore’s involvement with San Francisco, there’s another question yet to be asked.
Frank Gore wants to join 49ers front office at some point
In terms of most beloved players in franchise history, Gore is certainly up there at the top. But that wouldn’t be the lone reason why the 49ers would want to bring him back as a part of the organization in some capacity.
Joining the front office would not only give this group an additional player perspective, always helpful in relating to the locker room, but it would also assist with the much-needed leadership that can permeate through that locker room, too.
An element the Niners were largely accused of lacking earlier this season.
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When asked what Gore would like to do moving forward, he had a simple response.
“I want to be in the front office with San Fran,” Gore told GMFB. “I have a good relationship with the owner, with Paraag (Marathe), with (Denise DeBartolo) York, they’ve been great to me. That’s what I want to do.”
Particularly assisting with running backs, and Gore also noted he pays special attention to watching them.
So, it might not be out of the question to see something like this in the not-so-distant future:
Make it happen, 49ers. Make it happen.