A number of NFL groups expressed curiosity in signing veteran working again Frank Gore this yr. Nevertheless, the five-time Professional Bowler turned down these franchises and as a substitute has his sights set on one other sport.
Gore advised NFL.com that he’s coaching to turn out to be a boxer.
“I have been coaching for each — soccer and boxing,” Gore stated. “I’ve all the time liked boxing, so that is what I have been doing. And we’re attempting to make a combat occur. If we try this, you may see me within the ring.”
Gore has spent the previous few months coaching to get into the ring, and a supply confirmed to NFL.com there’s a high-profile combat within the works for the previous San Francisco 49ers star.
“I simply fell in love with how arduous it’s,” Gore stated of boxing. “I felt like, ‘Man, I could not combat.’ And I all the time like a problem. So I stored doing it and doing it and I noticed myself getting higher and higher.”
The 38-year-old declined to say which groups have been fascinated about him this summer season. Nevertheless, it is attainable the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars confirmed curiosity with vacancies within the backfield as a consequence of accidents.
Gore has 16 NFL seasons below his belt, together with 10 years with the 49ers. He has additionally performed for the Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Payments, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets.
Gore spent the 2020 season with the Jets, speeding for 653 yards and two touchdowns in 15 video games. He additionally caught 16 passes for 89 yards.