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Blaine Gabbert | Quarterback

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/15/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 235
College: Missouri
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49ers acquired QB Blaine Gabbert from the Jaguars for a sixth-round pick.
We're stunned the Jags could get even that. Perhaps the biggest first-round bust of the post-lockout era, Gabbert withers in the face of pressure like few in recent memory. That being said, he's now the favorite for No. 2 duties in San Francisco. Colt McCoy is a free agent. If anyone can salvage Gabbert's career, it's coach Jim Harbaugh, but there's no reason to believe Gabbert will ever develop into even a serviceable backup. He just doesn't have an NFL skill-set. Mar 11 - 5:09 PM

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Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell expects Blaine Gabbert to return to the roster in 2014.

Unless this is just GMSpeak, the Jaguars apparently like Gabbert as a backup. "At the very least he’s a very good backup and he’s under contract, so there’s no reason why not to keep him here," Caldwell said. "There’s no downside. ... We would like to have him back. We feel that he’s under contract and he’s made great strides this year. You guys probably haven’t seen a lot of it because it’s been mostly through our practice." Not probably. We definitely didn't see it.
Jan 10 - 4:02 PM

The Florida Times Union expects the Jaguars to either release or trade Blaine Gabbert.

Gabbert seems delusional, however. "I plan on being back and competing for the job," he said. "I’ll be here [April 21] when we start over and go through the offseason program with the same coach." No, Blaine, you probably won't. Gabbert is due a little over $2 million in the final year of his rookie deal and didn't play a single snap after Week 5. Chad Henne will likely return as the Jaguars' backup. The team will address starting quarterback in the draft or free agency.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 08:59:00 AM

Blaine Gabbert (hamstring) has been cleared for full practice.

Now the question is if the Jags will ever go back to the No. 10 overall pick in the 2011 draft. Gabbert showed no signs of improvement when active earlier this season, completing 42-of-86 passes (48.8 percent) for 481 yards with one touchdown and seven interceptions. His 36.0 passer rating would be dead last in the league by nearly 20 points if he had enough attempts to qualify. Chad Henne is fully expected to start Sunday's game against the Niners in London.
Wed, Oct 23, 2013 08:56:00 AM

Blaine Gabbert (hamstring) has resumed practicing in a limited fashion, but isn't expected to be active for Week 7.

Ricky Stanzi will back up Chad Henne against the Chargers. It's possible Gabbert won't return until after the Jaguars' Week 9 bye.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 07:46:00 PM

After reviewing the Week 5 game tape Monday, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley was less committal about Blaine Gabbert keeping his starting job when he returns from his "popped" hamstring.

Gabbert has already been ruled out for Week 6 against the Broncos, and Bradley considers him "week to week." Said Bradley of Gabbert's grip on the starting job, "Last week I said he made a lot of good reads and we had to make plays for him. This week, I feel strongly again about Blaine, but there were missed opportunities. He needs to make the passes he does in practice. That’s the next step for him." Gabbert has a 1:7 TD-to-INT ratio on the season.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 05:41:00 PM

Blaine Gabbert (hamstring) has been formally ruled out for Week 6.'s Ian Rapoport reported earlier Monday that Gabbert could miss an "extended period of time." Chad Henne will be a low-end QB2 against a Broncos defense that got immolated by Tony Romo in Week 5.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 03:39:00 PM's Ian Rapoport reports Blaine Gabbert "heard his hamstring pop" in Sunday's loss, and could be sidelined an "extended period of time."

It's all the same for the Jags, who are still insisting Gabbert will be their starter when healthy, but have to know he doesn't give them their best chance to win. Not that winning is the Jags' primary concern this season. For now, they'll move forward with Chad Henne, and play slightly better football. Henne improves Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts' fantasy stock. Gabbert can be safely dropped in deeper two-quarterback leagues. Any time he leaves a game with injury, there's a chance it will be his last NFL start.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 01:30:00 PM

Coach Gus Bradley insisted after Sunday's Week 5 loss Blaine Gabbert remains the Jaguars' starting quarterback when healthy.

Gabbert exited with a third-quarter left hamstring injury and didn't return. Against the Rams, Gabbert threw two interceptions, including a pick-six, and fumbled twice while trying to run around the pocket. "We just have to continue to train," said a glass-half-full Bradley. "The challenge is for our guys to play with some freedom." Fantasy owners would rather not see Gabbert play at all.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 08:32:00 PM

Blaine Gabbert left Sunday's Week 5 game against the Rams in the third quarter with a hamstring injury and will not return.

The Jags say Gabbert strained his left hamstring. But it's certainly possible they're just trying to avoid embarrassing the inept third-year man by not announcing he's been benched. Before getting "injured," Gabbert was 9-of-19 for 181 yards with one touchdown and two horrific interceptions -- one was returned for a touchdown and the other was in the end zone. He now has one touchdown and seven interceptions on the season, proving weekly that he's a backup in the NFL at best. Chad Henne is on and gives the Jags a far better chance to win.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 03:12:00 PM

Coach Gus Bradley said he will stick with Blaine Gabbert as his starting quarterback.

Gabbert's latest humiliation was a 179-yard, three-interception performance in Sunday's 37-3 home loss to the Colts. During his three-year NFL career, he's gone 5-21 as a starter and completed a brutal 53.4 percent of his passes with 21 touchdowns against 22 picks. "I'm staying strong with Blaine because he competed and he's doing what we asked him to do," Bradley said. If the first-year head coach wants to win a game this year, he'll turn back to Chad Henne sooner rather than later.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 08:52:00 PM

Blaine Gabbert completed just 17-of-32 passes for 179 yards and three interceptions in the Jaguars' Week 4 loss to Indianapolis.

Gabbert was magnificently awful, cowering in the face of pressure and even reacting to pressure that wasn't there. He perceives it in the pocket, which leads to inaccuracy and a complete inability to generate offensive movement. If the Jaguars want to have a competitive game or two this year, they will quickly turn back to Chad Henne. Jacksonville faces St. Louis in Week 5.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 05:43:00 PM

Coach Gus Bradley said he wants Blaine Gabbert to take more chances and not be as conservative.

Gabbert has a career 5.5 YPA and 53.4 completion rate on 726 attempts, meaning he's not completing many passes or not taking downfield shots when he is completing them. The offensive line is partly to blame, but Gabbert sees ghosts in the pocket and checks down regularly. Cecil Shorts' fantasy value takes a hit with Gabbert's reinsertion into the lineup. Gabbert averaged a pitiful 3.5 YPA in Week 1.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 03:38:00 PM

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley announced Monday Blaine Gabbert will return as the team's starting quarterback in Week 4 against the Colts.

Cecil Shorts gobbled up 16 catches and 236 yards on a league-high 29 targets during Chad Henne's two starts. Gabbert's hand laceration is now healed, which will make Shorts a dicier fantasy play. Gabbert struggled to deliver footballs Shorts' way throughout 2012, and in Week 1 completed only 3-of-10 throws for 40 yards in Shorts' direction. Gabbert doesn't give Jacksonville its best chance to win, but they're not necessarily concerned with 2013 wins. This team is squarely in the hunt to go 0-16. Streamers can fire up Indy's fantasy defense.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 03:40:00 PM

Blaine Gabbert (hand) has been ruled out for Week 3.

Chad Henne will start at Seattle. And our prayers are with him.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013 05:51:00 PM

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