Blaine Gabbert news, rumors and stats

 

Blaine Gabbert

San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 235

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YearTmGPass CompPass AttComp PctPass YdsPass TDPass IntRushRush YdsRush TDFum Lost
2011JAC1521041350.8522141211489805
2012JAC1016227858.27166296185603
2013JAC3428648.844811793200
Average:13825953145278256203
Total:41477753.28435722247518608

49ers | Colin Kaepernick not falling behind

Tue, 17 May 2016 12:35:35 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) is not falling behind QB Blaine Gabbert despite still rehabilitating his injuries, according to head coach Chip Kelly. "[Kaepernick] has a great grasp of what we're doing," Kelly said. "I'm really impressed by both [Gabbert] and him and their intelligence and being able to pick up what we're trying to do." Kelly said he hasn't set a timetable for when the starter will be announced.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick is still the most attractive fantasy option, but he may not start, obviously. Gabbert has disappointed throughout his career, but he'll have more intrigue in Kelly's offense. Neither are worthy of QB1 consideration, though.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBayArea.com - Matt Maiocco

49ers | Chip Kelly impressed with Blaine Gabbert

Mon, 16 May 2016 10:38:15 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert has impressed new head coach Chip Kelly with his athleticism in offseason workouts. "He's extremely athletic," Kelly began. "It's interesting, the three of them, if you look at Driskel, Blaine and Kap, they're all 6-4 plus, and all can run. All of them are at 4.6 (seconds in the 40-yard dash) or under 4.6, which is kind of rare to have three guys that can do the same thing. It's beneficial to you."

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert had flashes last year where he impressed as San Fran's starting quarterback. However, if he's healthy, Colin Kaepernick is fully expected to be the starting signal caller in 2016, leaving Gabbert as the primary backup or injury replacement. Gabbert's ceiling is a high-end backup if he's starting regularly.

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49ers | Colin Kaepernick to compete when healthy

Sat, 14 May 2016 17:27:23 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) will compete with QB Blaine Gabbert for the starting quarterback job once training camp begins and Kaepernick is closer to full strength, head coach Chip Kelly said.

Fantasy Tip: If Kaepernick wins the starting gig, his dual-threat ability gives him intriguing upside in Kelly's offense, and he would be worth taking a chance on as a QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - Cam Inman

49ers | San Francisco not ready to name QB

Fri, 13 May 2016 13:39:12 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder, thumb, knee) and QB Blaine Gabbert are expected to compete for the starting quarterback job during training camp, and head coach Chip Kelly said he has no idea who the starting quarterback will be in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick likely will be limited during offseason workouts because of several surgeries, so he will not compete with Gabbert until camp. Gabbert posted decent numbers in eight games in 2015, but Kaepernick likely would be a better option for fantasy owners if he starts. Kaepernick appears to be the leading candidate and can be a decent No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the job, while Gabbert would be a low-end No. 2 quarterback in deeper leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBayArea.com - Matt Maiocco

49ers | Blaine Gabbert showing leadership

Wed, 04 May 2016 12:54:41 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert has taken control of the 49ers' offseason program while QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) recovers from multiple surgeries. TE Garrett Celek said Gabbert is showing leadership and making good decisions on the field during workouts. "I think he's definitely developing more and more as the days go on," Celek said. "But, right now, we're all in the same boat learning this offense." OG Zane Beadles said Gabbert carries himself well in the locker room and acts like a professional, adding that Gabbert is always studying and trying to become better.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick is expected to start in head coach Chip Kelly's new offense once he's fully recovered, but at least Gabbert is playing the part and showing he can be a starter and a leader if necessary. Neither is a QB1, but Kaepernick is definitely the better fantasy option when healthy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBayArea.com - Matt Maiocco

49ers | Colin Kaepernick resumes throwing

Tue, 03 May 2016 19:56:44 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) has resumed throwing a "bit", according to a league source Tuesday, May 3, and it appears he will stay with the team to compete with QB Blaine Gabbert for the starting job. Kaepernick was discussed in trade talks with other clubs, including the Denver Broncos, but after the 2016 NFL draft it appears he is now staying put. The Broncos added a quarterback in the first round, as did the New York Jets, another potential landing spot for Kaepernick.

Fantasy Tip: Kaepernick could flourish under Chip Kelly in his up-tempo offense, so it will be an interesting race to watch in training camp and the preseason. Blaine Gabbert isn't nearly as mobile. Whomever wins the job, they're still nothing more than a QB2 in most fantasy formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sacramento Bee - Matt Barrows

49ers | Chip Kelly likes Blaine Gabbert

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:36:24 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert could be a reclamation project of new head coach Chip Kelly this season. Kelly is supposedly more attracted to the idea of making Gabbert better than drafting a quarterback, according to CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora.

Fantasy Tip: It's still unclear if Gabbert will be competing with Colin Kaepernick for the starting quarterback spot this season. If Kaepernick is traded, then Gabbert would indubitably take over the reins as starter. He would still be far from QB1 material, however.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

49ers | Blaine Gabbert in the mix

Fri, 25 Mar 2016 09:42:02 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert's size and skill set impressed head coach Chip Kelly, who said Gabbert would be in competition with QB Colin Kaepernick to start. "He's big," Kelly said. "I'd never really dealt with Blaine because he came into the league before I came into the league, but just how big and physical and impressive he is. He's a 6-4, 245-pound guy that can really run. I thought the last part of the season he played really well. It'll be intriguing to work with him, too."

Fantasy Tip: Gabbert has very little upside in fantasy and is only a depth QB in two-QB leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNBayArea.com - Matt Maiocco

49ers | Colin Kaepernick to compete in San Fran

Fri, 11 Mar 2016 10:12:56 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick could be retained by the team to compete with QB Blaine Gabbert as the starter if a trade can't be worked out.

Fantasy Tip: It sounds like Kaep wants out, so this could be a posturing move in trade discussions. He's a QB2 in fantasy regardless.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Michael Silver

49ers | Colin Kaepernick staying in SF

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 09:35:01 -0800

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick will be with the team in 2016, as general manager Trent Baalke said Wednesday, Feb. 24, that Kaepernick will be on roster on April 1, when his $11.9 million base salary becomes fully guaranteed. However, Baalke alluded that Kaepernick would compete for the starting job with QB Blaine Gabbert.

Kaepernick carries a salary cap hit of $16.8 million this year, which ranks 16th among quarterbacks. He's under contract through 2020, but the Niners can release him in 2016, 2017 and 2018 before April 1 each year befor3e any remaining money in his contract is guaranteed.

Fantasy Tip: So it's settled then. Kap will remain with the Niners and have a chance to compete for the starting gig if he's healthy enough coming off shoulder surgery. There remains hope that in Chip Kelly's system he can recapture some of the magic he had in SF the previous two seasons. Consider Kaepernick a backup fantasy QB with upside for more in this offense if he wins the job during training camp.

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