New York Jets running back Frank Gore has noted that finishing his career with a 0-16 record this season is something he absolutely doesn't want to happen. Gore, a five-time Pro Bowl running back, is 37 years old and this will probably be his last season in the NFL.
On Sunday, the Jets fell to a 0-10 record after losing to the Los Angeles Chargers 34-28. "You don't want to go 0-16, especially if this is my last year," Gore said, per ESPN. "I can't go out like that.
During his career, Gore was twice part of teams that finished seasons 4-12. "Yeah, I'd say it's tough, because it's the stage of my career," he said. "I was younger in San Fran and I always felt like, 'I got time, I got time.'
Now, I don't know if I'm going to play next year and ... I don't know. "You just never know. I've got to be real with myself, how teams think about my age. They might not want a 38-year-old running back on the team.
It's tough because I don't know about next year."
Gore underlines he plays to win
"You play this game to win," Gore said. "What I can say is what keeps me up is how these young kids come in. ... I don't want to say 'kids,' I'll say, 'young men.'
They come in every week to work their behind off. That keeps me going. I know that they care." Meanwhile, the struggles of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz continued in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns as he went 21-of-35 for 235 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
The Eagles suffered a 22-17 loss to the Browns after another disappointing performance from Wentz and some believe it's time to bench Wentz. "The media, you guys can ask whatever questions you want. I know that's part of the deal.
I know it's always a scrutinized position, playing quarterback, and that's what I signed up for when I came out and played quarterback going back to high school. I can take it," Wentz said on questions about him being benched.
"I can wear it. Are we playing as good as we can as a team? No. Am I playing my best football? No. There were some circumstances out there today that we left some plays out there on the field. We'll be critical, we'll go back and watch the tape.
"You guys can ask whatever questions you want, bring up whatever you want and for me, I'm just going to put my head down and go to work."