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Blaine Gabbert | Quarterback | #7

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/15/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 235
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (10) / JAC
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The Cardinals will bench QB Blaine Gabbert for Week 16 against the Giants.
Arians had originally said he would stick with Gabbert. He changed his mind after watching the Week 15 film. The Cardinals more than once publicly posited that Gabbert could be their 2018 quarterback, but his play predictably grew progressively worse. Gabbert would have already been out of the league were he not a former first-rounder. Drew Stanton will start Week 16, and presumably Week 17. 28-year-old Gabbert is headed to free agency. Mon, Dec 18, 2017 02:15:00 PM

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Blaine Gabbert completed 16-of-41 passes for 189 yards with one interception while rushing six times for 28 yards Sunday in the Cardinals’ Week 15 loss to the Redskins.

He fumbled three times, but only lost one of them. Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa, Michelangelo sculpted the statue of David and Blaine Gabbert … well, he lost to the Redskins. Gabbert, who the Cardinals are apparently considering for a contract extension, was jaw-droppingly bad on Sunday. He lost a fumble on the Cardinals’ first possession, leading to an easy Redskins touchdown. The nightmare continued with a red-zone interception later in the half before Gabbert pulled a Mark Sanchez by running into his own offensive lineman in the fourth quarter, fumbling for a loss of 18. His longest completion came on a 46-yard strike to J.J. Nelson in the second quarter. Even when he was upright, which was rare on a day when the Redskins sacked him five times for a loss of 44 yards, Gabbert sailed numerous throws in a puzzlingly display of inaccuracy. This was about as bad it gets but luckily for Gabbert, he’ll be in a great position next week against the 2-12 Giants.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 05:06:00 PM

Arizona Sports 98.7's Mike Jurecki reports the Cardinals have "reached out" to Blaine Gabbert about a contract extension.

GM Steve Keim said Monday there is not "any question" the team would like to have Gabbert back. The former first-rounder signed a one-year deal in May to be the No. 3 quarterback, but injuries to both Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton thrust him into the starting role and perhaps even more. With Palmer's future uncertain, the Cardinals are in desperate need for at the very least a bridge quarterback, and it looks like they think Gabbert can be that guy. He certainly looked the part in his first two starts including an impressive performance against Jacksonville, but he has looked a lot more like Blaine Gabbert the last two weeks. Still, it makes sense to keep him around as Arizona searches for their quarterback of the future.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 10:17:00 AM

Blaine Gabbert completed 17-of-26 passes for 178 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Cardinals' Week 14 win over the Titans.

Gabbert was terrible in the first half. He looked to be completely shaken by the Titans’ pass rush and missed several open receivers even when defenders were not bearing down. He flipped the script after the break, however, completing nine of his first 10 passes for 126 yards in the second half. Unfortunately, the 11th was an overthrow of Larry Fitzgerald in the end zone which forced Arizona to settle for a field goal. Luckily, the defense gifted them another field goal with a turnover, and the Cardinals were able to hold on for the win. Gabbert’s play has slipped the last two games, but he will still be worth a look in two-quarterback leagues next week in Washington.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 07:15:00 PM

Blaine Gabbert completed 18-of-32 passes for 221 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions while rushing four times for 12 yards Sunday in the Cardinals’ Week 13 loss to the Rams.

He was sacked six times for a loss of 27 yards. Gabbert never looked comfortable on Sunday, struggling as the Rams brought constant pressure. He completed all 10 of his passes to Larry Fitzgerald but was otherwise ineffective. Gabbert was intercepted by Lamarcus Joyner on his first pass from scrimmage and was later picked by Alec Ogletree, who returned it 41 yards for a Rams touchdown. Predictably, his lone touchdown came on a 15-yard pass to Fitzgerald, who made a double move to beat his coverage on the play. Despite his dud on Sunday, Gabbert may offer some low-end streaming appeal next week against Tennessee’s soft secondary.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 08:43:00 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said it is "a possibility" Blaine Gabbert will be the starting quarterback next season if Carson Palmer retires.

"The way he’s playing right now, I’d be very, very comfortable [with Gabbert starting]," Arians said. Palmer will likely retire after the season, and the Cardinals do not have a young quarterback waiting in the wings. That means they will need a bridge, and it looks like Arians thinks Gabbert can be that guy. Gabbert has played well in his two starts, but he has also turned the ball over at inopportune times in both games. Still, he looks like easily the best option for Arizona right now.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 10:08:00 AM

The Cardinals will stick with Blaine Gabbert at quarterback for Week 13.

Coach Bruce Arians seemed to confirm the job will be Gabbert's going forward. Arians went as far as to suggest Gabbert could be auditioning to be the team's 2018 starter. The Cardinals had previously only committed to Gabbert until Drew Stanton was "totally healthy." Gabbert's solid play the past two weeks has changed the equation. Dealing with a tough schedule, Gabbert has another difficult draw for Week 13 in the Rams.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 02:22:00 PM

Blaine Gabbert completed 22-of-38 passes for 241 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Cardinals' 27-24, Week 12 win over the Jaguars.

Gabbert, of course, was drafted by the Jaguars 10th overall in 2011, and this was his first start against his former team. It obviously meant a little extra to him. Gabbert added 17 yards rushing and a two-point conversion. He also lost a fumble on a sack that returned for a touchdown by Calais Campbell to give Jacksonville the lead in the second half. But Gabbert, with the game tied 24-24 and less than 20 seconds left, made two throws right on the money for gains of 10 and 12 yards to set up Phil Dawson's 57-yard winning field goal. Gabbert's two touchdowns were another hookup with Ricky Seals-Jones and then a 52-yard bomb to Jaron Brown. Gabbert may finish the week as a top-12 fantasy passer and gets another tough date with the Rams at home in Week 13.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 07:47:00 PM

Blaine Gabbert will remain the Cardinals' starting quarterback for Week 12.

Coach Bruce Arians said the team would stick with Gabbert until Drew Stanton (knee) is "totally healthy." Stanton was "totally healthy" enough to back up Gabbert on Sunday, so expect the Cardinals to stretch out the meaning of "totally healthy" for however long Gabbert pleases them under center. Gabbert was a mild upgrade on Stanton, but it will be impossible for him to look good against the Jaguars in Week 12.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 02:14:00 PM

Blaine Gabbert completed 22-of-34 passes for 257 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Cardinals' Week 11 loss to the Texans.

It did not result in any points, but Gabbert played well early in this game, making a few tight-window throws in big situations including a great third-down conversion to Larry Fitzgerald in the second quarter. Following a Tom Savage fumble, Gabbert finally converted on his performance, hitting Fitzgerald with a great touch pass for a 20-yard touchdown. Following a Savage interception, Gabbert found rookie TE Ricky Seals-Jones for another score just before halftime, and he hit the rookie again for a touchdown to get back the lead late in the third quarter. Things went downhill from there, however, as Gabbert threw two interceptions with the game still in doubt in the fourth quarter. Despite those interceptions, Gabbert moved the offense better than Drew Stanton has to this point. Arizona should give him another chance to start next week against the Jaguars.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 04:23:00 PM

The Cardinals have named Blaine Gabbert their starting quarterback for Week 11 against the Texans.

Drew Stanton (questionable, knee) will back up Gabbert if healthy, otherwise Matt Barkley will serve as the No. 2. While Gabbert has never lived up to his first-round hype, he should be an improvement on Stanton, who has looked completely overmatched in his two starts this year. It's definitely risky, but Gabbert does flash some QB2 appeal and could make for a cheap DFS tournament play against an injury-ravaged Texans defense.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 02:57:00 PM

Arizona Sports' Mike Jurecki reports Blaine Gabbert will start Week 11 against the Texans.

Drew Stanton is dealing with a knee sprain suffered last Thursday night in the loss to Seattle. Stanton has started the past two games in Carson Palmer's (arm) absence and has led the Cardinals to a 1-1 record. Gabbert was signed back in May and had a pretty good preseason, completing 61.2% of his passes and averaging 8.2 YPA. He's probably better than Stanton.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 09:26:00 AM

Cardinals signed QB Blaine Gabbert to a one-year contract.

Gabbert gives the Cardinals another veteran behind Carson Palmer after Arizona got leapfrogged for Patrick Mahomes in the draft. The 49ers' starter in five games last year, Gabbert completed just 56.9 percent of his throws with an anemic 5.8 yards-per-attempt average. San Francisco lost all but one game in which Gabbert appeared. He was eventually benched for Colin Kaepernick. In Arizona, Gabbert will compete with Drew Stanton for backup duties.
Wed, May 10, 2017 07:25:00 PM

The Houston Chronicle reports the Cardinals are "in talks" with free agent QB Blaine Gabbert.

It's the first we've heard of Gabbert since last season ended. The 49ers' new regime appears unaware Gabbert exists. Not that we can blame them, of course. The Cardinals struck out on quarterbacks in the draft, and need a tourniquet behind aging starter Carson Palmer. Gabbert isn't better than many quarterbacks, but he's probably better than Drew Stanton.
Tue, May 2, 2017 05:45:00 PM

49ers declared QB Blaine Gabbert, OL Josh Allen, RB Mike Davis, LB Gerald Hodges, DT Tony Jerod-Eddie, WR Torrey Smith and OT Joe Staley inactive for Week 15 against the Falcons.

Gabbert is a healthy scratch. With Gabbert demoted to third-string, Christian Ponder will back up Colin Kaepernick on Sunday. Staley had been listed as doubtful with a hamstring injury while Smith is out with a concussion.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 02:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
RB1David Johnson
2Adrian Peterson
3Elijhaa Penny
4D.J. Foster
5T.J. Logan
GLB1David Johnson
2Adrian Peterson
3RB1David Johnson
2D.J. Foster
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2Chad Williams
WR21J.J. Nelson
2Carlton Agudosi
3Rashad Ross
WR31Chad Williams
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Ifeanyi Momah
3Ricky Seals-Jones
4Gabe Holmes
LT1D.J. Humphries
2John Wetzel
3Vinston Painter
LG1Mike Iupati
2Daniel Munyer
C1A.Q. Shipley
2Max Tuerk
RG1Evan Boehm
2Josh Allen
RT1Jared Veldheer
2Will Holden
K1Phil Dawson