New York will be Gore’s fifth team in the NFL, joining the 49ers, Colts, Dolphins, and Bills. He previously played for Jets’ coach Adam Gates while the two were in Miami together.
New York Jets’ Running Back Outlook
Gore joins a backfield that has a clear cut leader in Le’Veon Bell. Behind Bell, it’s a crowded mess, one that Gore should be able to find running lanes through.
The Jets selected Lamical Perine in the fourth round of the draft and the club has several other unproven options on the roster. Former Raven Kenneth Dixon, Trenton Cannon, former Eagle Josh Adams, and Jalin Moore round out the backs under contract.
How much playing time will the 36-year-old receive? It’s hard to imagine Gore getting more than 5-10 carries a game, though as Evan Silva notes, Gore always seems to end up with more playing time than expected.
Frank Gore always ends up with more playing time than expected because coaches absolutely love the guy.
(And Adam Gase loves inefficiency.)
— Evan Silva (@evansilva) May 5, 2020
Still, don’t expect Gore to be rosterable unless Le’Veon Bell goes down with an injury (or gets traded).