Originally posted by Paul:
I know we all love Gore and all of that... but he's had 1 season in which he's had more than 1,200 rush yards & hasn't played a full season since 06. I am a huge fan of his too but he's not a top 5 running back. I wouldn't give him Williams money (I wouldn't give Williams Williams money lol)
Man, I'll say... That is one of the most ridiculous contracts I've ever seen...up there with Zito's. At this point, I would offer Gore a $6-8 million one-year contract extension (he is currently at $4.9 million).
If you give a 28 year old RB $20-30 million in guaranteed money, you are crazy. I don't care if you are giving the money to Jim Brown in his prime. There is just too much risk involved. It is that simple. I love Frank Gore but if he is giving the Niners an ultimatum (pay me huge bucks or trade me
), then I say trade him. Again, I love Gore as a player and it would hurt the team if he demanded a trade but the team really can't afford to invest that much money in a RB that quite possibly could be past his prime.