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Blaine Gabbert | Quarterback

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/15/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 235
College: Missouri
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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. Nov 29 - 8:01 PM

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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.
Nov 22 - 7:43 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.
Nov 17 - 11:05 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.
Nov 9 - 7:27 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.
Nov 8 - 9:43 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.
Nov 8 - 7:14 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.
Nov 7 - 5:48 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.
Nov 4 - 1:48 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.
Nov 2 - 10:45 PM

49ers re-signed QB Blaine Gabbert.

He'll join Colin Kaepernick as the only quarterbacks on the 49ers' roster. Gabbert will almost certainly face competition for the No. 2 job in training camp.
Mar 10 - 8:27 PM

Coach Jim Harbaugh referred to Blaine Gabbert as "the guy right now" for the 49ers' backup QB job.

Gabbert has a 17.9 passer rating through two preseason games, including two interceptions and no touchdowns. Harbaugh still prefers him over Josh Johnson. The Niners would be in trouble if Colin Kaepernick suffered an injury.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 04:10:00 PM

Coach Jim Harbaugh hinted after Sunday's second preseason game that Blaine Gabbert is in danger of losing the 49ers' backup QB job.

"Whoever doesn't turn the ball over will be the backup quarterback," Harbaugh said. Gabbert, of course, has been turning the ball over. He's 11-of-25 passing for 60 yards and two interceptions through two exhibition contests. Third-stringer Josh Johnson did lose a fumble in Sunday's tilt with the Broncos.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 07:32:00 PM

Blaine Gabbert completed 3-of-11 passes for 20 yards and an interception in Thursday night's preseason opener versus the Ravens.

It was a horrific 49ers debut for the former No. 10 overall pick, who was acquired from the Jaguars in March. Gabbert threw into double-coverage on his interception and was easily picked off by CB Asa Jackson. The 49ers guaranteed Gabbert $2 million when they traded for him, but the San Francisco Chronicle wonders if the team needs to rethink their No. 2 quarterback plans. Gabbert simply isn't an NFL-caliber player and may be on his last legs in the league.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 11:00:00 AM

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.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 05:09:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jan 10, 2014 04:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Blaine Gabbert
2Dylan Thompson
RB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
3Kendall Gaskins
4Travaris Cadet
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
3RB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
FB1Bruce Miller
WR11Anquan Boldin
2Bruce Ellington
3DeAndrew White
4DeAndre Smelter
WR21Torrey Smith
2Quinton Patton
3Jerome Simpson
WR31Quinton Patton
TE1Garrett Celek
2Vance McDonald
3Blake Bell
LT1Joe Staley
LG1Alex Boone
2Ian Silberman
C1Marcus Martin
RG1Jordan Devey
2Brandon Thomas
RT1Erik Pears
2Trent Brown
K1Phil Dawson