If Gore really felt like he was a lifetime Niner he should not have gone public with his beef. It's unwarranted.
The Niners have been nothing but very fair in their dealings with him. Cut him a very good deal when they absolutely did not have to. Got good money up front too.
Some are talking like he's getting raped. $5million is NOT chump change
for a RB coming off a troubling injury, who, except for one season has not played a whole season, who has only once rushed for over 1,100 yds in a season. The Niners have always
more than taken care of their best players, inasmuch as they have had any. They have been very
generous. They would be the same with Gore. But I hope that they don't overpay ridiculously; especially now that he's b*tching. That would send bad signals for the future with other players. Gore needs to STFU and deal with management quietly if he truly feels he's a Niner.
Consider this: If he was with the Patriots (who, I believe, are the gold standard for the way to run an organization ATM) he would be gone. They would fleece some team for more than he's worth and move on. Seymor : he thought that was indispensible; next thing, he's a Raider. R Moss: After a All-pro season, sqawks about not getting paid; next thing, they fleece the Vickings for a pick, he doesn't last out the rest of the season over there. Out of the NFL now.
Frankly (no pun intended), now that he's b*tched in public, I would look to trade him to some team (Bengals?) who would overpay with a high draft-pick and build for the future. the team does not need a distracting whiner in the locker room. And it would put paid to similar nonsense in the future.
Problem is the Niner probably wouldn't even get a third-rounder for him. The rest of the NFL are not a buch of homies.