Frank Gore was ready to sign with the Eagles before he completely changed his mind and ran off to Indianapolis with his friend Andre Johnson. But it wasn’t just Johnson that had him ready to fly to Indy, it was Andrew Luck.
Gore told Josina Anderson that he wanted to play with a great quarterback:
“I told [my agent] to talk back with the Colts and see if they would match the deal or make it better, and they did. That’s where I wanted to be so that’s why I made the decision.
When I knew I wasn’t going back to the 49ers, my first option was I wanted to be with a great quarterback. I feel that you have to have a great quarterback to have a chance. Luck is a young quarterback and he does everything. He can throw. He can run. He’s physical. He’s a leader.”
If Gore’s criteria were throwing, running, physicality, and leadership, it makes sense. Andrew Luck meets all of those criteria. Currently, Sam Bradford meets zero. But Gore’s flight freed up room for DeMarco Murray to take his spot. So, thanks Frank.