Frank Gore probably played his last game as Jet. His career could also end at the age of 37.
Finishing their running season, the Giants had a lung contusion in Sunday’s win over the Bruins.
“This is going to be one of those where he won’t be available for a few weeks,” Adam Adam Gasey said at a conference on Monday. “Obviously, with one game left, he won’t be able to finish that last game.”
Gore has yet to announce his future plans, recently stating that he was unsure whether teams would be interested in the 38-year-old race. If he quits it, he will do so with 16,000 career riding yards, third in the all-time list after Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton, and with 19,985 yards on scrimmage, fourth most. In his one season with the Jets, Gore rushed for 653 yards and two touchdowns.
Due to several ACL tears in college, Gore’s draft stock collapsed. He reached the third round in the 2005 draft, but did not let it slow down. He spent a decade with the 49ers, before playing with the Colts for three seasons and the Jets, Bills and Dolphins. He reached five Pro Bowls, rushed for more than 1,000 yards nine times and scored 99 touchdowns in his memorable 14-year career.
Teammates have spoken about Gore’s character, his work ethic, and his determination in what has been a lost season. His working attitude was a steady one, even as the Jets lost their first 13 games this season.
“I know he probably doesn’t even think about it, but looks young to himself and everyone on the team [up to] He and you just want to embody everything he shows day-to-day, ”said quarterback Sam Darnold. “It’s very consistent, and that’s why he has had such a long career, that’s why his career has been that way.”
Gesse, who has coached Gore in two previous stops, said: “I cannot say enough for example by the efforts made by the pioneer.”
Along with Gore, the rogue behind Gourin Perrin should expand his role. In his first game since going on injured reserve on November 24 with a sprained ankle, Perrin ran 30 yards on nine carries and caught a pass for 14 yards against Brown.
“It would be nice to see him carry the load and see how he stays in first, second and third place,” Gess said.
According to Gess, Tait and Ryan Griffin (COVID-19 list) should return this week, but it will be able to return to questionable offensive lineman Josh Andrews (waist) practice. Offensive guard Greg Van Rotten (foot) may return from injured reserve, although his position is uncertain.