Gore suffered a lung contusion in New York’s Week 16 win over the Browns. Gore made history prior to exiting, becoming just the third member of the 16,000-yard rushing club. He joined Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Walter Payton.
Now, however, there’s a chance that Gore’s career could end with this stint on injured reserve. He’s 37, has shown signs of aging and recently acknowledged the uncertainty surrounding his future.
“I’ve got to be real with myself, how teams think about my age,” Gore said in late November. “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 became the Jets’ lead back when Le’Veon Bell was injured and then cut. Gore tallied 653 rushing yards on 187 carries, resulting in a career-low 3.5 yards per attempt. He scored just two touchdowns during what will likely be his only season with the Jets.
Andrews, meanwhile, is dealing with a thigh injury from the Browns game. He played in 15 games for the Jets this year, including four starts.
While Andrews will fall one game shy of a complete season, the Jets did recoup some offensive line depth on Wednesday. New York designated guards Alex Lewis and Greg Van Roten to return to practice this week.