Frank Gore explains why he backed out of his contract with the Eagles
In 2015, Eagles fans were heartbroken when star running back Frank Gore had backed out of his deal with Philadelphia and signed with the Indianapolis Colts. It was devastating news that was followed up by the signing of DeMarco Murray and the failed “Legion of Zoom.”
Nobody ever understood why “Eagles Legend” Frank Gore backed out of his contract. But now, we finally have confirmation, and it’s very well reasoned. AP’s Rob Maaddi sat down with Gore ahead of his boxing match with former NBA point guard Derron Williams and asked Gore what changed his mind.
Frank Gore on why he didn’t sign with the Eagles:
Gore explained that Nick Foles reached out to recruit him, and he gave Foles his commitment. Immediately after Gore signed, Philadelphia traded Jeremy Maclin and Foles and released Desean Jackson, leaving Gore unsure about the Eagles’ championship aspirations. At the same time, Gore felt that the Colts gave him a better shot at winning and wanted to do what was best for his career.
Although he never got his ring, Gore was accurate that the Colts would have a better season than the Eagles. However, it was not by much. The Eagles ended their season at 7-9 while the Colts went 8-8.
Even if Eagles fans were upset about Gore backing out of his deal, it’s fair to understand why he did. When he agreed to the deal Philadelphia became a different team than he envisioned and didn’t feel it was the right match. Gore will square off against Williams in Tampa Bay this Saturday ahead of Jake Paul’s fight with Tyron Woodley.
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