Blaine Gabbert
QB ARI (8)
2 months ago

Gabbert signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 2017 NFL Draft came and went without the Cardinals choosing a quarterback, which came as a slight surprise after long-time starter Carson Palmer publically flirted with retirement earlier in the offseason. Thus, the signing of Gabbert -- a 2011 first-round pick -- could be seen as head coach Bruce Arians' version of adding a high-upside developmental project that he could potentially groom for the future. However, considering Gabbert is already turning 28 this season and hasn't shown much promise throughout his six years in the league, the more likely scenario is that the Arizona front office simply wants to add competition for the backup job this season after missing out -- perhaps unintentionally -- on a signal caller in the draft.

Blaine Gabbert
QB ARI (8)
7 months ago

Gabbert did not suit up for the team's final game against the Seahawks on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Gabbert was displaced as the starter after he posted a 5:6 TD:INT ratio in the first five weeks of the season. His 5.8 YPA was a big step back from last year's mark of 7.2, as he looked more like his Jacksonville form rather than last season's upward-trending version. While the passing stats were lacking, Gabbert did exhibit his ability to escape the pocket, scrambling for 173 yards and two touchdowns in his five starts. He enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, but he won't be more than a backup for any potential team he signs with.

Blaine Gabbert
QB ARI (8)
7 months ago

Gabbert (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 17 tilt versus the Seahawks, the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gabbert will once again take a seat, leaving the quarterbacking duties to Colin Kaepernick and Christian Ponder against Seattle.

Blaine Gabbert
QB ARI (8)
7 months ago

Gabbert (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 tilt versus the Falcons, the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gabbert will be a somewhat surprising inactive, leaving Christian Ponder to serve as Colin Kaepernick's backup against the Falcons. Given the dire straits the Niners' season is in, head coach Chip Kelly may not hesitate to see what Ponder can do if Kaepernick struggles, or if the game turns into a blowout.

Blaine Gabbert
QB ARI (8)
8 months ago

The 49ers announced that Colin Kaepernick will start Sunday against the Jets, per their official Twitter account.

EDGE Analysis

This move shouldn't come as a surprise after Gabbert struggled in relief of Kaepernick in their 26-6 loss to the Bears. It appears that the latter will have to struggle in more than just one game for a change to be made. Gabbert remains a waiver wire fodder.

Blaine Gabbert
QB ARI (8)
8 months ago

Gabbert completed four of 10 passes for 35 yards and rushed once for one yard while playing the fourth quarter of Sunday's 26-6 loss to the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Gabbert replaced a struggling Colin Kaepernick, who managed just four passing yards through three quarters. While he outplayed the speedier alternative in his brief time under center, Gabbert's 5:6 touchdown to interception ratio as the starter for the first five weeks suggests he didn't do enough here to reclaim the job.

Blaine Gabbert
QB ARI (8)
9 months ago

Gabbert will serve as Colin Kaepernick's backup Sunday in Buffalo, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The much-discussed benching was finally made official Tuesday, with the 49ers announcing Colin Kaepernick as their Week 6 starter against a red-hot Buffalo defense. Given how poorly Gabbert has played, Kaepernick should get at least a few weeks to prove himself, assuming he stays healthy. If another change is eventually made, the Niners could go back to Gabbert or even give Christian Ponder a shot. The San Francisco offense will remain highly reliant on starting RB Carlos Hyde, who is somehow producing 4.0 yards per carry and 75 rushing yards per game for a team with no other viable weapons.

Blaine Gabbert
QB ARI (8)
9 months ago

The 49ers staff is meeting Monday to discuss whether Gabbert or Colin Kaepernick will start Sunday's game in Buffalo, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gabber has been consistently bad since Week 1, with his surprising rushing production negated (and then some) by his complete lack of accuracy. He's completing just 58 percent of his passes for 5.9 yards per attempt this season, with five touchdowns and six interceptions, though it's only fair to note that he doesn't have much help. The only other argument in Gabbert's favor is the distinct possibility Kaepernick could be worse, especially considering that the latter still hasn't quite regained all the weight he lost after having three surgical procedures in the offseason. A decision may be announced soon, but either way, running back Carlos Hyde remains the only trustworthy weapon in a flailing San Francisco offense.

Blaine Gabbert
QB ARI (8)
10 months ago

Gabbert completed 18 of 31 passes for 162 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in Thursday's 33-21 loss to the Cardinals. He also tallied 70 yards and a touchdown on 10 rushes.

EDGE Analysis

Although he was impressively effective throughout the night on the ground-- including a game-long 24-yard run that was part of an 82-yard scoring drive-- it was Gabbert's two mistakes through the air that played a key role in the loss. The veteran signal-caller's first misfire came late in the second quarter on a pass intended for Garrett Celek that ended up in the hands of Calais Campbell, giving Drew Stanton and the Cardinals the ball on the 49ers 21-yard line. Stanton parlayed the mistake into a 21-yard touchdown on the very next play, knotting the game at 7-7. Gabbert then gave the Cardinals the ball deep in his own end again on the first play of the fourth quarter with a second interception on a pass intended for Jeremy Kerley. The 26-year-old also took seven sacks despite his mobility, and has now failed to throw for at least 200 yards in four of his first five games. With the fans chanting for Colin Kaepernick after both of Gabbert's interceptions, and the latter struggling overall to maximize the full potential of head coach Chip Kelly's offense, a switch behind center is could come to fruition in the near future.

Blaine Gabbert
QB ARI (8)
10 months ago

Gabbert completed 16 of 23 passes for 196 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He added 27 rushing yards on 12 carries in the 24-17 loss.

EDGE Analysis

Gabbert led San Francisco out to a 14-0 lead on the first two drives, but he was ineffective after that and managed fewer than 60 passing yards the rest of the game. He appeared competent as a runner at times, but his overall rushing numbers left a lot to be desired. Now 1-3 and averaging just 182 yards through the air after four starts, it remains to be seen how long Gabbert will remain the starter ahead of Colin Kaepernick. Things will not get any easier for Gabbert, as he will face the formidable Cardinals defense at home in Week 5.