It seemed that the Eagles had a replacement plan in place after they traded all-pro running back LeSean McCoy when reports surfaced that former 49er Frank Gore would sign with the squad.
But shortly after that news broke, Gore changed his mind, deciding instead to sign with the Indianapolis Colts for ery similar money: a three-year deal, with $7.5 million guaranteed. Since the money was virtually the same, there had to be other factors that ultimately played into Gore's decision, right?
Well, according to a recent report from FOX Sports, there were doubts Gore had about the Eagles offense and the approach of their head coach.
From Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo:
The Eagles have lost three big-time playmakers in DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy, and Jeremy Maclin over the past 12 months. There are also uncertainties surrounding the quarterback spot in Philadelphia, while the Colts have one of the best young quarterbacks in the league in Andrew Luck.
Gore's concerns weren't limited to the Eagles' offensive arsenal, however, as sources said the running back was also wary of Chip Kelly. From Garafolo:
Gore's decision leaves the Eagles still in need of a backfield complement for Darren Sproles and Chris Polk, while Kelly's moves have some questioning his motives.