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Blaine Gabbert | Quarterback | #2

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/15/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 235
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (10) / JAC
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Blaine Gabbert completed 28-of-44 passes for 354 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the 49ers' Week 17 win over St. Louis.
Although Gabbert wound up playing more competently than most imagined -- many envisioned him as a surefire tire fire following Colin Kaepernick's midseason benching -- Gabbert didn't exactly show well. His tendency is to opt for checkdowns as opposed to challenge downfield, and Gabbert still cringes in the pocket when pressured. Gabbert's timidity in the pocket also seems to result in come-and-go accuracy. Either way, Gabbert has proven a useful backup and should return as San Francisco's No. 2 quarterback in 2016. Their No. 1 is to be determined. Jan 3 - 8:08 PM

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Blaine Gabbert completed 22-of-33 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns in the 49ers' Week 16 loss to Detroit.

He added one rush for nine yards and took "only" three sacks after absorbing 17 across his previous three games. Gabbert engineered a pair of first-half touchdown drives, capping the first with a one-yard touchdown to Vance McDonald and the second with a 16-yard scoring connection to Torrey Smith. The 49ers' offense fell off a cliff thereafter, finishing with 17 points compared to the Lions' 32. Gabbert has shown high-end backup-caliber ability in spots this season, but his consistency has been lacking over the course of full games. Either way, he's helped his NFL stock at age 26 and now figures to have a long career as a clipboard holder.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 05:48:00 PM

Blaine Gabbert completed 30-of-50 passes for 295 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the 49ers' Week 15 loss to the Bengals.

He rushed twice for ten yards. After absorbing four more on Sunday, Gabbert has now taken 17 sacks in his last three games. The jig appears to be up on Gabbert, whose pocket presence has gone back in the gutter the more he's played. Gabbert should be aggressively targeted by fantasy D/ST streamers when the 49ers visit Detroit in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 08:48:00 PM

49ers coach Jim Tomsula credited OC Geep Chryst for Blaine Gabbert's surprisingly competent play this season.

"I think people outside of our hub, from my understanding, were surprised with what Blaine’s doing and how he’s progressing," Tomsula said before giving Chryst and quarterbacks coach Steve Logan credit for the work they have done with the 2011 first-round pick. Gabbert has not been stellar as the starter, but he has completed 63.2 percent of his throws and owns a 6-to-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Gabbert has shown he can be an effective bridge quarterback if the 49ers decide to move on from Colin Kaepernick this offseason.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 10:34:00 AM

Blaine Gabbert completed 18-of-28 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' Week 14 loss to the Browns, adding three rushes for 19 yards.

It was a disaster game from Gabbert, who took nine sacks. He managed a garbage-time touchdown to Jerome Simpson on the final drive. Gabbert has been an upgrade on Colin Kaepernick, but is still one of the worst starters in the league. He won't be a streaming option for Week 15 against the Bengals.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 04:34:00 PM

Blaine Gabbert completed 18-of-32 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown and rushed six times for 75 yards and a score in the 49ers' Week 13 overtime win over the Bears.

Gabbert was doing absolutely nothing through the first three quarters, but he made two huge plays in the fourth quarter and overtime. The first was a 44-yard touchdown run to tie the game with 1:42 left in the fourth, and the second was a 71-yard bomb to Torrey Smith to close out the game in overtime. The finish will mask the fact the 49ers offense could do absolutely nothing through 58 minutes of game time and ran just 14 combined plays in the 1st and 3rd quarters, but San Francisco fans will hardly care. Gabbert has shown he can be a competent quarterback in his four starts and has been surprisingly effective with his legs, but his weekly upside is limited by the offense. He will not be a streaming option even in a great matchup against Cleveland next week.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 04:26:00 PM

Blaine Gabbert completed 25-of-36 passes for 318 yards, a touchdown and an interception Week 12 against the Cardinals.

Gabbert played well for the third game in a row and had the 49ers in a position to win deep into the game. He made several impressive throws on the move and opened up with a few more deep shots late in the game. Gabbert did take a costly sack on the potential game-winning drive which set up a 4th-and-20, but all in all it was another solid performance. Gabbert is not worth starting next week at Chicago, but he should at least give San Francisco a chance to win.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 08:01:00 PM

Blaine Gabbert completed 22-of-34 passes for 264 yards and one touchdown in the 49ers' Week 11 loss to the Seahawks.

Gabbert actually looked competent for the second-straight start in a very tough road date in one of the toughest places to play. This 29-13 loss wasn't on him, as the San Francisco defense had no answer for Russell Wilson or Thomas Rawls. Gabbert made a number of nice throws, throwing a dart to Vance McDonald for his lone touchdown and drilling several other passes over the middle. He only took two sacks and didn't turn the ball over. Gabbert still isn't very fantasy-relevant as a bottom-end QB2, but he's made the 49ers at least watchable for consecutive games. He'll have another tough test against the Cardinals at home in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 07:43:00 PM

49ers coach Jim Tomsula intimated he is prepared to go week to week with his starting quarterback decision.

When Tomsula was asked if he was willing to meet with Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick after each game to discuss the situation, he said, "Yeah. Well, yes. I mean, yes and no." Gabbert will start this week after looking surprisingly competent before the bye, but Kaepernick will likely make more starts this season.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 11:05:00 AM

Coach Jim Tomsula announced Blaine Gabbert will start the 49ers' next game, Week 11 at the Seahawks.

Earlier Monday, Tomsula declined to name a starter, but after further thinking and tape review, he's landed on Gabbert after the former No. 10 overall pick led San Francisco to a home win over Atlanta. The 49ers head into their bye before traveling to Seattle, where things will likely be much different for Gabbert. The Seahawks' defense will be the top unit to own in Week 11.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 07:27:00 PM

49ers coach Jim Tomsula declined to name Blaine Gabbert the starting quarterback.

"Gabbert was our starter today," Tomsula said. "And I don’t have a comment past that." Gabbert threw two picks, but he at least led the offense to touchdowns and managed to average more than five yards an attempt. There should be plenty of "We'll watch the tape" comments over the bye week before Gabbert is eventually named the starter prior to Week 11.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 09:43:00 PM

Blaine Gabbert completed 15-of-25 passes for 185 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the 49ers' Week 9 upset of Atlanta.

The Fraudulent Falcons' last four games consist of a loss to the 49ers, a loss to the Bucs, a three-point win over the Titans, and a loss to the Saints. The Niners entered this game having not scored a touchdown in their last eight quarters. Gabbert ended the streak with a pair of short TD connections to Garrett Celek in the first half. Gabbert's third-quarter interception occurred when Jerome Simpson let a pass bounce off his hand and into the arms of Falcons CB Phillip Adams. Gabbert briefly exited for concussion testing in the second half, but returned after a Colin Kaepernick pass clanged off the hands of 49ers TE Vance McDonald. Gabbert threw his second pick to Falcons rookie DE Vic Beasley in the fourth quarter. All in all, it was a solid and steady showing from Gabbert. It remains to be seen which quarterback will get the start when San Francisco emerges from its Week 10 bye.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 07:14:00 PM

49ers OC Geep Chryst sees a lot of Alex Smith in Blaine Gabbert.

"Alex came here, was very young and played, had to slug out a lot of tough situations," Chryst said. "We felt like Blaine had all this talent, and as a young player, maybe a change of scenery would be good for him." Gabbert managed a solid preseason (82.1 completion percentage), but has 32 turnovers in 27 starts. The Falcons are a top-five defense this week.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 05:48:00 PM

Coach Jim Tomsula confirmed Colin Kaepernick has been benched and Blaine Gabbert will start Week 9 against the Falcons.

"All those decisions are tough but we thought that's the direction we needed to go," Tomsula said. "I want Colin to step back and breathe." We highly doubt Gabbert keeps the job the remainder of the season. He's actually worse than an at-his-lowest-point Kaepernick. Gabbert isn't even worth considering in two-quarterback leagues, while the Falcons' defense is one to fire up with confidence.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 01:48:00 PM

Bay Area Sports Guy's Kyle McLorg reports Blaine Gabbert will start the 49ers' Week 9 game against the Falcons.

Colin Kaepernick has been sent to the bench after back-to-back abysmal games against the Seahawks and Rams. Gabbert, the former No. 10 overall pick of Jaguars in 2011, has a career 66.8 passer rating across 27 starts with a 23:24 TD:INT ratio. He doesn't give the 49ers any better chance to win football games than Kaepernick and will be a bottom-two fantasy quarterback. Even on the road traveling cross-country, the Falcons' defense is an elite play this week.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 10:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Dylan Thompson
RB1Carlos Hyde
2Kendall Gaskins
3Mike Davis
4Jarryd Hayne
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Mike Davis
3RB1Carlos Hyde
2Kendall Gaskins
FB1Bruce Miller
WR11Torrey Smith
2Bruce Ellington
3DeAndrew White
4DiAndre Campbell
WR21Quinton Patton
2Jerome Simpson
3Dres Anderson
4Eric Rogers
WR31Bruce Ellington
TE1Vance McDonald
2Blake Bell
3Je'Ron Hamm
4Brian Leonhardt
LT1Joe Staley
2Colin Kelly
LG1Ian Silberman
2Brandon Thomas
C1Daniel Kilgore
2Marcus Martin
RG1Andrew Tiller
2Jordan Devey
RT1Trent Brown
2Erik Pears
K1Corey Acosta