Records Frank Gore can Extend in His Stint at The New York Jets?

Published 05/06/2020, 6:39 AM EDT

Running Back Frank Gore joined the New York Jets on Tuesday. The news was confirmed by ESPN’s Adam Schefter based on information provided by the 36-year-old’s agent Drew Rosenhaus. The oldest active running back will look to use the season to extend a couple of NFL records. 

Frank Gore to Join New York Jets

Frank Gore could look to extend or break records in New York

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As per a tweet by ESPN, NFL insider Field Yates, the soon to be 37-year-old could look to extend a couple of records. 

He has an NFL record 15 straight seasons with 500+ rushing yards. In addition to this, he also holds the record for 15 consecutive seasons with 125+ rushing attempts. 

In addition to this, the 5-time pro bowler could also attempt to move closer to another record. He is 1,380 rushing yards behind Chicago Bears’ running back Walter Peyton’s 16,726. Peyton can relax as Gore has crossed 1,000 rushing yards just once since leaving the San Francisco 49ers in 2015. His highest rushing yards tally (961) in the last 3 seasons came with the Indiana Pacers in 2017.

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In addition to these, he could attempt to go for the 15th season of a minimum of 600 rushing yards. The running back agonizingly missed out on a 15th consecutive season last year by a single yard. He recorded 599 rushing yards with the Buffalo Bills. 

The 2019 season also marked the first time since his rookie year that he did not break the 700 mark in rushing yards. It is a clear sign that age is catching up to the ageless wonder. The signs were evident in 2018 itself where he did not record a single rushing touchdown for the first time in his lengthy career. 

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Do you see Frank Gore being a key player at the MetLife Stadium as the Jets aim to end their lengthy playoff drought? Or do you think he is there for one final payday? 

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Reubyn Coutinho is a Combat Sports editor at EssentiallySports with over 2 years of journalistic experience. Having earned his bachelor's degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Journalism from Xavier's College, Reubyn has interned with the sports desks at DNA and Times Now before joining EssentiallySports to further his passion for sports content. Reubyn has interviewed former UFC champions like 'Mighty Mouse' Demetrious Johnson and Miesha Tate.

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