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Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Date of Birth:  10/15/1989
Age:  32
Height  6'4"
Weight:   235
College:  Missouri
Drafted:  2011 | Round 1 | Pick 10
Depth Chart:  2nd string

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB


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Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

The Buccaneers re-signed Blaine Gabbert.

Gabbert might have been hoping for a location where there might have been a more open path to playing time, but he'll rejoin the Bucs quarterback room as an experienced backup option behind Tom Brady. This will be Gabbert's third consecutive season in Tampa Bay.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

The Buccaneers are re-signing Blaine Gabbert to a one-year deal, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.

Gabbert should again be Tom Brady’s backup this season, and second-round pick Kyle Trask is expected to be the No. 3 option for Bruce Arians. The veteran recently attended a UFC event with Brady and Mike Evans, so he’s clearly someone TB12 trusts in the quarterback room.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

The Buccaneers are re-signing Blaine Gabbert, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Bucs head coach Bruce Arians is a fan of Gabbert, and the two will continue working together as the former first-round pick becomes Tom Brady's backup quarterback. Obviously, the hope is that Brady will stay fully healthy in 2020, but Gabbert would be in a good situation if he's forced to take the field.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

The Buccaneers are placing Blaine Gabbert (shoulder) on injured reserve.

Gabbert injured his shoulder back in the preseason, and the Bucs have now decided to place him on injured reserve. It's possible Gabbert is brought back as a designated-to-return player after eight weeks, but it'll likely be Ryan Griffin backing up Jameis Winston for the rest of the season.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert leaves preseason game with apparent left hand/wrist injury.

[UPDATE: It is a left shoulder injury for Gabbert.] Gabbert slid head first and appeared to maybe roll his left hand under his body, and he immediately called over to the sideline. As Gabbert headed to the locker room holding his left wrist area, he was in obvious discomfort, and his night is certainly over. More information on the status of Tampa Bay's backup quarterback should become available in the next 24 hours.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

The Buccaneers signed Blaine Gabbert to a one-year deal.

This was reportedly expected to happen, and now it's official. Bucs head coach Bruce Arians had Gabbert with him in his final season in Arizona, and he liked what he saw from the former first-rounder. Ryan Griffin is also in the mix, but Gabbert will likely be Jameis Winston's backup, and he would likely deliver at least solid QB2 value while surrounded by a great supporting cast if forced into the lineup in 2019.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

The Titans are releasing Blaine Gabbert.

Titans GM Jon Robinson just made the announcement while talking about some of the team's recent transactions. This was obviously fully expected after the Titans acquired Ryan Tannehill from the Dolphins to be Marcus Mariota's backup. The 29-year-old Gabbert should land somewhere as another team's backup, or perhaps he'll get a shot as a starter in Miami where there's a wide-open quarterback depth chart.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert, Titans fall to the Colts in season finale, 33-17.

Drawing the start for Marcus Mariota, Gabbert was 18/29 for 165 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. The former first-round pick was able to keep his guys in the game with a touchdown pass to Luke Stocker that made it 24-17, but unfortunately, he tossed a couple interceptions in the fourth quarter that Tennessee couldn't come back from. The 29-year-old should be back to backup Mariota in 2019.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert plays well in relief of Marcus Mariota (elbow) in Week 16 win.

Gabbert was 7/11 for 101 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions. The veteran backup made a couple on-target intermediate throws and also threw the game-winning touchdown pass to MyCole Pruitt from one yard away in the fourth quarter. The Titans will hope Mariota is back next week in a huge game against the Colts, but if not, they will implement a run-heavy attack with opportune passes for Gabbert.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert throws one touchdown in Week 11.

Gabbert had to relieve Marcus Mariota after Mariota left the game with a hand injury. Gabbert was 11/16 for 118 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The score was a one-yarder to Tajae Sharpe in the fourth quarter, and the interception was on a short pass over the middle where Gabbert probably just didn't see the defender there. Gabbert would not be a recommended fantasy option if Mariota misses more time with his injury.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert has cleared concussion protocol.

This is great to hear, and Gabbert should be ready to go as Marcus Mariota’s backip this Sunday against the Bills. Gabbert missed one game while in the protocol.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert has been ruled out with a concussion.

Gabbert was injured in the first half, and he's just now being ruled out in the second half. Before leaving, Gabbert was 1/3 for eight yards. A less-than-100% Marcus Mariota (right elbow) has been in at quarterback for the Titans and has looked good, especially considering the circumstances.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert leaves game against the Jaguars.

Gabbert took a big hit from Jaguars defensive lineman Malik Jackson, forcing Marcus Mariota into the game. Mariota is still at less than 100% with a right elbow injury, so he's in a tough spot here against an elite Jaguars defense. Gabbert is headed for concussion protocol, which might keep him out for the remainder of the game.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert plays well in Titans' win.

With Marcus Mariota not playing because of a right elbow injury, Gabbert helped lead Tennessee to a win against the Texans, going 13/20 for 117 yards and a touchdown. The score was on a quick screen to Taywan Taylor. If Gabbert starts again in Week 3, he'd be very risky in fantasy lineups against the Jaguars.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert comes in for injured Marcus Mariota as Titans lose to the Dolphins, 27-20.

Gabbert went 11/22 for 117 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception. The former first-round pick will hopefully not need to make any starts, but if he does, the Texans are an imposing matchup next week. Gabbert and the Tennessee offense would be a weekly target for streaming defenses if Mariota is out for an extended period of time.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

The Titans signed quarterback Blaine Gabbert.

After releasing veteran Matt Cassel this offseason, the Titans have filled the backup role with the former Jaguars, 49ers, and Cardinals quarterback. Gabbert profiles more similarly to starter Marcus Mariota, and he's shown good flashes over the last three years. Gabbert likely won't be a highly-reccomended fantasy option in standard leagues even if he does hit the field in 2018.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert has worst game as a Cardinal in loss to the Redskins.

Gabbert was 16/41 for 189 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception. He also had six carries for 28 yards and fumbled three times, losing one of them. Arizona had to settle for five field goals in a 20-15 loss, but despite the struggles, they had a chance to win it at the end before failing to converting a fourth down in Redskins territory. Gabbert will look to bounce back against the Giants on Christmas Eve, but he shouldn't be trusted in the fantasy championship.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert avoids mistakes in Cardinals’ win.

Gabbert took a beating against the Titans, as the red-hot pass rush swarmed him for eight sacks in the game, but he was 17/26 for 178 yards in the Week 14 victory. Gabbert also added four carries for 12 yards in the game. He showed some big flashes in the game, particularly with a 23-yard bullet down the field to Larry Fitzgerald for the long completion of the game for Arizona. Gabbert isn’t a fantasy option, but he faces the Redskins in Week 15.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert, Cardinals fall to 5-7 with loss to the Rams.

Gabbert was 18/32 for 221 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. He also rushed four times for 12 yards. The former first-round pick couldn't follow up an impressive Week 12 win with another strong performance against Wade Phillips' defense, but Arizona at least kept it close unlike their shutout loss to LA earlier in the season. Gabbert isn't someone to rely on for the fantasy playoffs, but he gets a good matchup with Tennessee next week.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert will remain the Cardinals starting quarterback.

This was expected, as Gabbert has played very well in his two starts with the Cardinals, and as we've been saying he's someone that Bruce Arians and the Cardinals might see as an answer at quarterback in 2018 and beyond if Carson Palmer retires. Arians himself said he'd be "very confident" if Palmer retires and Gabbert was the quarterback heading into next season. Gabbert should have these final fives games to play some good football and attempt to show he can run Arians' offense at a high level. He gets the Rams this Sunday.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert picks up first win as a Cardinal with last-second field goal by Phil Dawson.

Gabbert was 22/38 for 241 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He also rushed six times for 17 yards. The former first-round pick (by Jacksonville) is the first quarterback this year to score more than 15 fantasy points in a game against the Jaguars, and he's averaged 17.5 fantasy points per game in his two starts. More importantly from a real-life perspective, Gabbert might be playing his way to a starting job in 2018, potentially with Arizona if Carson Palmer retires. Fantasy owners might not want to put their seasons on the line with Gabbert, but he's worth considering as a streaming option down the stretch, including in Week 13 against the Rams.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert will start in Week 12 for the Cardinals.

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians says Gabbert will continue to start until Drew Stanton (knee) is 100%, but announcing it this early in the week might indicate that the Cardinals want to get more of a look at Gabbert either way. Gabbert will now start against the team that drafted him in the first round in 2011, and it'll probably be the most difficult matchup of the season for him, as Jacksonville has superb talent all over the field on defense and boast the league's number one pass defense. He's looked good in Arizona's offense, but Gabbert is extremely risky in fantasy lineups for Week 12.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert throws three touchdowns in first start with the Cardinals.

Gabbert had an excellent first three quarters in his first start with Arizona, but he threw two late interceptions to seal the game for the Texans. Overall, Gabbert was 22/34 for 257 yards, three touchdowns, two interceptions, and 13 yards rushing (on three attempts). He showed the ability that made him a first round selection back in 2011, as he made a great back-shoulder throw to Larry Fitzgerald for a touchdown before hitting tight end Ricky Seals-Jones for a couple of scores. Even if Drew Stanton gets to 100% soon, the Cardinals might want to continue starting Gabbert to see what they have in 2018 and beyond.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert will start Sunday against the Texans.

As promised by Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, he made a decision today. Drew Stanton is dealing with a knee injury, and Gabbert received most of the first-team snaps in practice, so this was the expectation. Stanton does have a chance of being active as the backup behind Gabbert, but if not it'll be Matt Barkley handling backup duties. Gabbert played very well during the preseason, and he has some sneaky potential in deeper leagues against a Texans defense that's been lit up on a few occasions this season.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert plays in Cardinals' fourth preseason game.

A couple days after head coach Bruce Arians praised Gabbert as a potential starting quarterback in the long-term, Gabbert got some action in the team's final exhibition. He went 5/10 for 51 yards versus the Broncos before undrafted rookie Trevor Knight entered the game. In very deep dynasty leagues, Gabbert might be worth a roster spot as the potential starter for Arians and the Cardinals in 2018.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians thinks Blaine Gabbert could be a starting quarterback again.

Arians said, of Gabbert, "I've been very pleased. Short-term, I'd be very comfortable if he had to play for us. Long-term, if he continues at this rate, he could be a starter." Right when Arizona signed Gabbert, it was clear the 27-year-old could potentially be the heir apparent to Carson Palmer. Gabbert is with a great coach for quarterbacks and has some excellent physical tools. Our thought was if Gabbert showed well in practice, he could be a long-term answer for the Cardinals—and he certainly has shown well through training camp and preseason games. Palmer will be 38 in December and has hinted a retirement, so don't be surprised if Gabbert is under center for the Cardinals' opening game for the 2018 season.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert gets extensive playing time in Week 2 preseason game.

Gabbet was 14/25 for 174 yards, one touchdown, one interception, and one rushing touchdown against the Bears. Drew Stanton only threw six passes, but he's almost certainly locked in as the backup to Carson Palmer. Bruce Arians and the Cardinals are likely going to give Gabbert a lot of playing time in the final two preseason games (particularly the fourth) to see what he's got.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert goes 5/9 for 53 yards in second preseason game.

Gabbert didn't see as much action as he did in the Hall of Fame game, entering as the third quarterback behind Carson Palmer and Drew Stanton against Oakland. Gabbert was also sacked four times. Do not count him out as a potential starting option after Carson Palmer, but it looks like Stanton is clearly the backup behind Palmer in 2017

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert looks sharp in Hall of Fame Game.

Gabbert started the game hot, driving his team right down the field for a early couple touchdown drives. He had consistent chunk gains and finished 11/14 for 185 yards. The 27-year-old former first-round pick was very accurate and threw the ball with velocity. Head coach Bruce Arians has to be happy with the play of Gabbert, who will look to continue to progress in practice and preseason games and perhaps put himself in a position to compete for a starting job next season if Carson Palmer retires.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

The Cardinals are signing free agent quarterback Blaine Gabbert, according to Adam Schefter.

A former top ten pick with great size and athleticism, Gabbert landed in a great spot with Bruce Arians and the Cardinals. If he shows well in practice for Arizona, it's not out of the question for Gabbert to be the heir apparent when Carson Palmer retires if they don't find any other options. Gabbert is still only 27-years-old. It wouldn't be the first time someone broke out in the right situation.

Blaine Gabbert | Buccaneers QB

Blaine Gabbert will workout with and is "in talks" with the Cardinals, according to AZ Central.

The Cardinals didn't come away with a quarterback in the draft, so they're bringing in Gabbert to see if he's a match. Only 27-years-old with good physical tools, the Cardinals might want to see what they can do with Gabbert.

Blaine Gabbert gets inserted for ineffective Kaepernick in Week 13.

Gabbert got time after Kaepernick was 1/5 against Chicago. Gabbert fared better (4/10 for 35 yards). Gabbert was inserted into the game because head coach Chip Kelly said they needed to throw (Kaepernick can't throw accurately). It remains to be seen who the 49ers quarterback will be in Week 14. Don't rule out Christian Ponder.