Blaine Gabbert Signs With Tennessee Titans

Blaine Gabbert

The Tennessee Titans have found a backup quarterback. They have agreed to a two-year deal with Blaine Gabbert worth $4 million. Gabbert replaces the departed Matt Cassel.

Tennessee Titans Sign Blaine Gabbert

Gabbert signed a one-year deal with the Cards to back up Drew Stanton and the now-retired Carson Palmer. Gabbert would go on to start five games for Arizona due to injuries to both Stanton and Palmer. In those five games, Gabbert would complete 55.6 percent of his passes for 1,086 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions, with a 71.9 quarterback rating.

Gabbert was drafted tenth overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Missouri. The Jaguars were hoping that Gabbert would be their franchise quarterback for years to come. The former Missouri standout had all the attributes you look for in a franchise quarterback. He’s 6’4″, 235lbs, along with a strong arm, but looks can be deceiving as the Jaguars would find out.

During his first three seasons with Jacksonville, Gabbert could never really assert himself as the quarterback of the future. The lack of talent around him, as well as injuries, played a big part in his inability to find success with the Jaguars.

Gabbert, 28, would start 14 games his rookie season, becoming the youngest player (22-years-old) in league history to ever do so. He finished the season completing only 50.8 percent of his passes (second worst in the NFL) for 2,214 yards, with 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

After the 2013 season, it had become clear that Gabbert was not the quarterback of the future for the Jaguars, and they were looking to move on. They would eventually trade Gabbert to the San Francisco 49ers for a sixth-round pick. During his three seasons with Jacksonville, Gabbert completed just over 52 percent of his passes for 5,357 yards, with 22 touchdowns and 24 interceptions.

Gabbert would spend the next three seasons in San Francisco, having his best season as a professional in 2015. That season he would complete 63.1 percent of his passes for 2,031 yards with 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions, along with an 86.2 quarterback rating. In three seasons with the 49ers, Gabbert played in 15 games, starting 13 games, completing 55.2 percent of his passes for 2,994 yards with 16 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

For his career, the seven-year veteran has completed 55.9 percent of his passes for 8,437 yards with 44 touchdowns and 43 interceptions, along with a 71.5 quarterback rating.

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