Blaine Gabbert
Blaine Gabbert
29-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Injury Shoulder
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The veteran signal-caller joined the Buccaneers this offseason after a single campaign in Tennessee. Gabbert started 2018 as Marcus Mariota's backup, but he did end up logging a couple starts, including the regular-season finale against the Colts. Gabbert's final numbers - 626 yards, 60.4 percent passing, 4:4 TD:INT - were essentially a microcosm of the perfect mediocrity that has been the 2011 first-round pick's career. But, while a Gabbert-helmed quarterback depth chart is a non-starter for any team with postseason aspirations, he does make for an adequate emergency option. For the time being, he'll serve as an additional tutor for Winston in the intricacies of Bruce Arians' pass-centric offense, with Gabbert having spent the 2017 season playing under Tampa's new head man in Arizona. However, there's certainly a chance that fellow reserve Ryan Griffin outperforms him in training camp and the preseason and ultimately leaves Gabbert on the outside looking in. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Buccaneers in September of 2019.
Suffers dislocated shoulder
QBTampa Bay Buccaneers
August 23, 2019
Gabbert suffered a dislocated left shoulder during Friday's preseason game against Cleveland, Jenna Laine of reports.
It's unclear at this time whether Gabbert will require surgery, but he's likely headed for further testing. He was in line to open the 2019 campaign as the backup quarterback behind Jameis Winston.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Blaine Gabbert's 2018 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
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Avg Target Depth
7.4 Yds
Sack Rate
Avg Receiver YAC
5.1 Yds
Receiver Drop %
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2018 Blaine Gabbert Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Blaine Gabbert's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 4"
235 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.61 sec
Shuttle Time
4.26 sec
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
Broad Jump
120 in
Hand Length
10.00 in
Arm Length
33.00 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Gabbert maintained his unimpressive performance in Arizona during 2017, completing 95 of 171 attempts for 1,086 yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions. He'll serve as Marcus Mariota's backup, so he won't see the field unless there's an injury. Even if that happens, Gabbert would be best suited in leagues that start two quarterbacks.
Chased out of Jacksonville after three lackluster seasons despite having been the 10th overall pick in 2011, Gabbert came into last year having thrown just 93 passes spread across four games over the previous two campaigns. Colin Kaepernick's continued struggles eventually forced Gabbert into the starting lineup, and he proved to be surprisingly adequate on a team that didn't offer much help. Gabbert's YPA and completion percentage were both career highs, and while the 49ers fortunes didn't improve much with him under center (3-5 with Gabbert as the starter versus 2-6 with Kaepernick at the helm) the coaching staff seemed to think he gave them a better chance to win. One of the many recent college QBs who came out of spread offenses and had trouble adjusting to the NFL, Gabbert has the size, mobility and arm strength most teams look for in a quarterback, but he still has trouble delivering an accurate deep ball - not that the team's lackluster receiving corps and conservative gameplan required him to air it out much. Gabbert should head into Week 1 atop the depth chart and could get a boost from new coach Chip Kelly's uptempo offense, but without an upgraded supporting cast his production will likely remain limited.
Gabbert only entered one game last season in garbage time, and he will likely be just as transparent this season barring a major injury to Colin Kaepernick.
The former top-10 draft pick, Gabbert, was acquired by the 49ers this off-season in exchange for a sixth round pick. He has been a monumental bust so far through his three years with the Jaguars (53.3 CMP%, 22 TD, 24 INT), but he is hoping to preserve his career as a backup behind Colin Kaepernick.
Heading into the offseason, it was really a coin flip as to who will be the starting quarterback for the Jaguars in 2013, but for now, Gabbert will hold on to it. That said, the Jags' new staff has no loyalty to Gabbert, but he's also younger than Chad Henne. Gabbert improved in his second year in the league, increasing his completion rate by nearly eight percentage points and his YPA by more than a half-yard. Still, even after the improvement, his YPA was only 6.0, and the team's passing game didn’t take off last year until Henne took over.
Despite playing so cautiously as to average just 10.5 yards per completion (31st) as a rookie, Gabbert managed to connect on only 50.8 percent of his passes. It’s too early to write him off completely, but the juxtaposition of those numbers generally indicates a profound and perhaps unfixable lack of anticipation skills. Gabbert just didn’t know how to read a defense last year, or at least was too afraid to stand in the pocket long enough to do so. This problem was evident in college, too. The additions of receivers Justin Blackmon and Laurent Robinson should help somewhat, but Gabbert needs to play with more confidence and better instincts, or Chad Henne will be throwing to them before long.
Although it was a big surprise to see Gabbert fall to the 10th pick in the draft, it’s still tough to see him stealing anything more than a start or two from David Garrard in 2011. Gabbert could have a lot to learn switching from Missouri’s screen-heavy spread offense to a ball-control NFL offense, and it’s not as if Garrard has been a huge liability as a starter. Unless Garrard regresses badly, he figures to be just good enough to stay on the field another year.
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Sustains shoulder injury
QBTampa Bay Buccaneers
August 23, 2019
Gabbert suffered an injury to his shoulder in Friday's preseason contest against the Browns, Jenna Laine of reports.
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Outplayed by Griffin in win
QBTampa Bay Buccaneers
August 17, 2019
Gabbert completed five of 12 passes for 42 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and rushed once for six yards in the Buccaneers' 16-14 preseason win over the Dolphins on Friday.
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Solid in brief action
QBTampa Bay Buccaneers
August 10, 2019
Gabbert completed six of eight passes for 50 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-28 preseason loss to the Steelers on Friday.
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Joining Arians in Tampa
QBTampa Bay Buccaneers
March 25, 2019
Gabbert is signing with the Buccaneers, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Cut after Tannehill trade
QBFree Agent
March 15, 2019
The Titans informed Gabbert of his release Friday, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports.
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