Frank Gore can now play football with a clear mind. That’s because the San Francisco 49ers and their star running back have agreed to a 3-year $21 million dollar contract extension that includes $13.5 million dollars guaranteed.
Gore had been upset that the team had locked up star players Vernon Davis and Patrick Willis before the last season of their deals and hadn’t yet done the same for him. 2011 was scheduled to be the last year of his deal. Now he has his extension and can concentrate on getting his team to the playoffs for the first time in 8 seasons.
It’s a well earned deal for someone that has been a focal point of the offense for the last 5 years. He told GM Trent Baalke that he wants to be a 49er for life and now he probably will. Gore enters 2011 just 931 yards shy of the franchise rushing record.