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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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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. Nov 19 - 4:23 PM

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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.
Nov 17 - 2:57 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.
Nov 15 - 9:26 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.
May 10 - 7:25 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.
May 2 - 5:45 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

49ers OC Curtis Modkins said the team hasn't demoted Blaine Gabbert to No. 3 quarterback "yet."

The implication being, Christian Ponder is in the process of passing Gabbert up. With Colin Kaepernick showing basically zero improvement on his awful 2015, someone else is going to make starts at some point this season. It's starting to sound like it will be Ponder and not Gabbert.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 01:25:00 PM

49ers QB Blaine Gabbert has been benched.

The 49ers gave Gabbert a college try under center, but he failed out of school. Gabbert was abysmal, tossing more interceptions than touchdowns, and offering zero threat beyond the intermediate area of the field. He locked onto slot man Jeremy Kerley, and ignored any potential outside target. Gabbert was having more fun tucking and running at the first sign of pressure than passing. He's not an NFL quarterback. Colin Kaepernick, of course, has seen his game collapse, so it's possible Gabbert makes more 2016 starts. He will be greeted by a cold wind in free agency, however.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 01:35:00 PM

Speaking Friday, 49ers coach Chip Kelly balked at naming a starting quarterback for Week 6 against the Bills.

It suggests the 49ers are at least considering a quarterback change. Blaine Gabbert has a 5:6 TD-to-INT ratio through five games and is averaging under 6.0 yards per attempt. He absorbed seven sacks in Thursday night's home loss to the Cardinals. Kelly is in a difficult spot, however, because washed-up GM Trent Baalke has "stocked" the cupboard with Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick, and Christian Ponder. At this point, Ponder may be the 49ers' best option.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 03:46:00 PM

Blaine Gabbert completed 18-of-31 passes for 162 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in San Francisco's 33-21, Week 5 loss to the Cardinals, adding 10 rushes for 70 yards and a touchdown.

Gabbert was as bad as a quarterback can be, sailing throws, taking off running for no reason and just comprehensively failing to make plays. It doesn't help matters that Gabbert's No. 1 receiver is castoff Jets slot man Jeremy Kerley, but it's hard to believe Gabbert is the best quarterback on a roster that also includes Colin Kaepernick. Literally Gabbert's first throw was a laughable overthrow of a wide-open Garrett Celek. He also overthrew a would-be 70-yard touchdown to Rod Streater. Gabbert's first pick was tipped. On the second, he seemed to be waiting for Cardinals CB Marcus Cooper to get open. Gabbert's amusing rushing usage has led to 172 yards and two touchdowns, but he'll be hard to justify as a Week 6 QB2 streamer against the Bills.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 11:33:00 PM

49ers coach Chip Kelly again said he is not considering a quarterback change.

"I thought Blaine [Gabbert] played well today, to be honest with you," Kelly said. "Besides that one throw." The one throw was a terrible interception which effectively ended the game. The 49ers offense looked better against a bad defense, but Gabbert still showed zero ability to push the ball downfield. Already 1-3, the 49ers should at least see what they have in Colin Kaepernick.
Mon, Oct 3, 2016 10:10:00 AM

Blaine Gabbert completed 16-of-23 passes for 196 yards, one touchdown, and one interception and rushed 12 times for 27 yards in the 49ers' Week 4 loss to the Cowboys.

The lowlight was a late-game interception on a deep ball caught easily by Cowboys LCB Morris Claiborne. According to Pro Football Focus, Gabbert is now 1-of-11 on passes thrown 20-plus yards downfield through four games. The 49ers need to get Colin Kaepernick up to speed and on the field. Gabbert will likely continue to struggle against the Cardinals' defense in Week 5.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 08:05:00 PM

Coach Chip Kelly said he remains "real confident" in Blaine Gabbert as the starter.

Gabbert is completing just 55.2 percent of his passes at 5.5 yards per attempt with a 3:3 TD:INT ratio. He simply isn't getting it done, as the 49ers have been rocked in two-straight games. Kelly said Colin Kaepernick will continue to be the No. 2 until he gets his body (gains weight) back to its 2013 form.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 01:51:00 PM

Blaine Gabbert completed 14-of-25 passes for 119 yards and an interception in the 49ers' Week 3 loss to Seattle.

He added 22 yards on five scrambles. After the performance, Chip Kelly continued to insist that he never considered inserting Colin Kaepernick. The 49ers simply do not have a passing game with Gabbert under center, and they seem content to get their grills pushed in by opponents before piling up rushing stats late in blowout losses. In Week 4, Gabbert will be a low-end two-quarterback-league option against the Cowboys.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 07:21:00 PM

49ers coach Chip Kelly said Monday that he is not yet considering a quarterback change.

He probably will eventually, but not quite yet. The 49ers are second to last in the NFL in both yards per play (4.4) and yards per pass attempt (5.8), ahead of only the Rams in those categories. That includes a 75-yard touchdown to Vance McDonald. "He's our starter. I've got a lot of confidence in Blaine," said Kelly. "We're not thinking or talking about not having Blaine in there. It's about everybody on offense playing better right now." Kelly's mind may change following a Week 3 trip to Seattle's CenturyLink Field.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 04:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Drew Stanton
2Blaine Gabbert
3Matt Barkley
RB1David Johnson
2Adrian Peterson
3Andre Ellington
4Kerwynn Williams
5Elijhaa Penny
GLB1David Johnson
2Adrian Peterson
3RB1David Johnson
2Andre Ellington
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2Jaron Brown
3Brittan Golden
WR21John Brown
2J.J. Nelson
3Chad Williams
WR31J.J. Nelson
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Troy Niklas
3Ifeanyi Momah
LT1D.J. Humphries
2John Wetzel
LG1Mike Iupati
C1A.Q. Shipley
2Daniel Munyer
3Evan Boehm
RG1Earl Watford
RT1Jared Veldheer
2Will Holden
K1Phil Dawson