Blaine Gabbert QB TEN (8) 4 days ago
Coach Mike Vrabel said Gabbert will remain the Titans' starting quarterback until Marcus Mariota (elbow) is healthy, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
Mariota acted as the backup QB during Sunday's win against the Titans due to the lingering effects of a Week 1 elbow injury, which continues to limit certain throws. It appears Vrabel is ready to roll with Gabbert until Mariota gets back to normal. Gabbert fared OK in his spot start Sunday, completing 13 of 20 passes for 117 yards and one touchdown.
Blaine Gabbert QB TEN (8) 5 days ago
Gabbert completed 13 of 20 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 20-17 win over Houston.
Gabbert slung a swing pass to Taywan Taylor late in the first quarter, Taylor doing the rest on his way to an 18-yard touchdown scamper. That's about where Gabbert's highlights -- aside from a near completion to himself -- end. The Titans won on Sunday with some trickery, defense, and a conservative offense approach. As the third quarter was winding down, Gabbert still had fewer passing yards than safety Kevin Byard. That, and the fact that Marcus Mariota was healthy enough to dress on Sunday, should prevent you from looking Gabbert's way next week.
Blaine Gabbert QB TEN (8) 5 days ago
Gabbert has been doing more throwing than Marcus Mariota in pregame workouts and took the first snap of the Titans' 11-man set in warmups, suggesting he's likely in line to start Sunday's game against the Texans, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports.
The Titans aren't expected to formally name their starting quarterback until minutes before the 1 p.m. EDT kickoff, but all signs point to Gabbert getting the nod, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Mariota, who is managing a right elbow injury, is active for the contest and could draw some snaps even if he doesn't start, which may limit Gabbert's ceiling for production. Given the uncertain division of labor behind center in addition to the fact that the Titans are without their top three offensive tackles, neither Gabbert nor Mariota looks like an appealing fantasy option this week.
Blaine Gabbert QB TEN (8) 5 days ago
Though Marcus Mariota (elbow) is in uniform for Sunday's game against the Texans, it remains to be seen how much he plays, NFL.com reports. As a result, Gabbert is poised to see action in the contest.
Even if Mariota takes the field Sunday he could be limited in such a scenario. It's thus conceivable that the team relies more on Gabbert, with a depleted offensive line to contend with. Neither are high-percentage fantasy plays in Week 2, given the lack of clarity with regard to the duo's playing time.
Blaine Gabbert QB TEN (8) 1 week ago
Coach Mike Vrabel said he expects both Gabbert and Marcus Mariota (elbow) to get playing time in Sunday's game against the Texans, ESPN.com's Turron Davenport reports. "We are evaluating. Marcus is going to do everything he can to get ready, like every player is going to do," Vrabel said after Friday's practice. "I would anticipate both of those guys playing at some point and time."
This is shaping up as a situation to avoid for fantasy purposes, especially with the Titans missing both starting tackles for a matchup against a tough defensive front. Mariota was a full practice participant to start the week, but his availability for Sunday came into question after he scaled back to limited participation Thursday and Friday. With Mariota listed as questionable on the final injury report, Gabbert could get his first start in a Tennessee uniform. There's apparently also some chance of Vrabel splitting snaps between the two quarterbacks -- a tactic rarely seen in the NFL.
Blaine Gabbert QB TEN (8) 2 weeks ago
Gabbert replaced an injured Marcus Mariota (elbow) in Sunday's 27-20, Week 1 loss to the Dolphins. He completed 11 of 22 passes for 117 yards and an interception.
Gabbert did manage to lead a touchdown drive capped by a four-yard, Dion Lewis run, but the 2011 first-rounder struggled otherwise. If Mariota's forced to miss extended time, the entire Titans offense will be tough to trust with Gabbert at the helm.
Blaine Gabbert QB TEN (8) 4 weeks ago
Gabbert completed 16 of 24 passes for 158 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in the Titans' 16-6 preseason loss to the Steelers on Saturday. He also lost a yard on his sole rush.
Coach Mike Vrabel afforded Gabbert the most work of his three quarterbacks by far, with Marcus Mariota putting up only eight pass attempts before exiting with 4:03 remaining in the first half. Gabbert looks to be an ideal backup, young enough to still be a viable option if asked to step in yet boasting a solid amount of starting experience on his resume. The 28-year-old isn't a threat to Mariota's starting job, but his performances through three preseason games (35-for-55 for 350 yards, two TDs, no INTs) imply that he'd be capable of keeping the Titans offense afloat for a certain period of time if the latter were to suffer an injury.
Blaine Gabbert QB TEN (8) 6 months ago
Gabbert reached an agreement to sign with the Titans on Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.
The Titans were searching for an upgrade for their No. 2 quarterback spot after releasing Matt Cassel earlier in March. While not exactly reliable, Gabbert is at least closer to Marcus Mariota in terms of playing style, having run for 440 yards on 94 carries (4.7 average) in 19 appearances for the 49ers and Cardinals the past three seasons. The 2011 first-round pick went 2-3 in five starts for Arizona last year, completing 95 of 171 passes (55.6 percent) for 1,086 yards (6.4 per attempt), with six touchdowns, six interceptions, 23 sacks and seven fumbles (two lost). Gabbert may have to fend off Alex Tanney or another veteran in a competition for Tennessee's backup job.
Blaine Gabbert QB TEN (8) 8 months ago
Gabbert will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Following the retirements of quarterback Carson Palmer and head coach Bruce Arians, the Cardinals are starting from scratch from a scheme standpoint, which will be dictated by whoever GM Steve Keim brings in to replace Arians. As such, the quarterback room will have a different look from 2017, with Arians' favorite and unrestricted free agent Drew Stanton (torn ACL) almost certainly out of the picture. Gabbert could be in the same boat after an uninspiring run as Arizona's starting QB for five games this season. Overall, he completed just 55.6 percent of his throws for 1,086 yards and six touchdowns versus six interceptions. The 28-year-old will learn of his fate at some point in the coming months.
Blaine Gabbert QB TEN (8) 9 months ago
Drew Stanton will replace Gabbert as the starter for Week 16 against the Giants.
Gabbert showed some promise with five touchdown passes in his first two starts, but he's thrown just one touchdown while taking 20 sacks over the past three games. While the supporting cast has obviously been a huge issue, it's still difficult to put a silver lining on his 55.6 completion percentage, 6:6 TD:INT ratio and league-worst 11.9 percent sack rate (min. 50 attempts). Stanton probably won't be much better, but he also can't possibly be much worse. The Cardinals entered the season with shaky pass-catching depth behind Larry Fitzgerald, and they've now seen both their offensive line and backfield get decimated by injuries.