Gore is great, but he's aging fast. Hunter has special talent, that needs to utilized. He's not only shifty, straight-ahead fast, but so hard to bring down. Always falling forward for a few extra yards. And he is a very good pass protector.
I think the best thing for Gore's longevity and our current team is to see more of Hunter. (Dixon is great on the short yardage too).
C'mon Niners stop making on field decisions based on off field decisions (contracts)