Harbaugh: 'Frank has three more good years'

Harbaugh: 'Frank has three more good years'
March 26, 2014, 5:45 am
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Frank Gore averaged a career-low 4.1 yards per carry last season. (USATSI)

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Running back Frank Gore has one year remaining on his contract, but 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh believes the nine-year veteran has a future well beyond this season.

“I really think Frank has three more good years,” Harbaugh said Wednesday at the NFL owners meetings. “I truly believe that. But we’re in a game of taking it one year at a time.”

Gore, who turns 31 in May, is scheduled to earn $6.45 million this season. He rushed for 1,128 yards and nine touchdowns last season. Gore is the 49ers’ all-time leading rusher with 9,967 yards. He has eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark in seven of his nine NFL seasons.

The nine-year veteran has played in all 16 games and eclipsed 250 carries and 1,100 yards all three seasons since Harbaugh took over as head coach in 2011.