I get that Gore is long in the tooth but he has always been extremely durable. Plus, he’d be coming in about midway through the year and should have fresh legs and is likely in fantastic shape as he is preparing for his first career boxing match. (Yes, you read that correctly.) In fact, training for boxing is one of the best ways to stay in peak shape so Gore would join Seattle ready to play.
Gore still would share carries with Alex Collins and Rashaad Penny and others so he wouldn’t need to carry the bulk of the load for the Seahawks. But the good thing is if Seattle needed him to he probably could. Since 2011 (and not counting this season), Gore has missed just three games and averaged 236 carries a year.
Gore wouldn’t break out and go on a bunch of long runs but he would eat up short yards and is experienced enough and smart enough to find the holes in the offensive line and get near 4 yards a pop. Seattle struggles with time of possession and staying on the field by keeping drives going and Gore would help with that.
Gore still wants to play as well. He told WSVN of Miami that while he has turned three teams down this year when they offered him a roster spot it was only because the situation “wasn’t right” for him. Maybe the Seahawks aren’t the right fit either but John Schneider and Pete Carroll should still reach out to Gore to gauge his interest.