Blaine Gabbert traded to the San Francisco 49ers

Blaine Gabbert has been traded to the 49ers for a 6th round pick

3/12/14 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Oct 6, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) looks to pass the ball during the third quarter against the St. Louis Rams at The Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY SportsLast year, the 49ers traded a 6th round pick for Anquan Boldin.

This year, they traded a 6th round pick for Blaine Gabbert.

It would stand to reason that 6th round picks just aren't worth as much as they used to be.

Gabbert was picked with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft, and to say that he has been a disappointment would be an understatement.

To be fair, almost any QB would struggle in Jacksonville, since their offense (and their entire team) is one of the least talented teams the NFL has seen since the Lions went 0-16.

In 3 seasons, Gabbert has made 27 starts. He has 22 TD passes and 24 interceptions. His career QB rating is 66.4, and last year's 1 TD and 7 INTs was particularly dreadful.

As a backup to Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco, Gabbert might be in a much better place. Their offense, which is based around a solid offensive line, Frank Gore, Anquan Boldin, Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree, is an ideal one for a young QB who needs to be developed.

This is a great move for Gabbert, who is already making more money than Kaaepernick, the starter, and if Kaepernick goes down with an injury at any point, it might give Gabbert a chance to show people what he can do when he actually has competent teammates.
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3/13/14   |   Scott   |   51942 respect

I had the chance to watch Gabbert in college at Missouri and although he put up ungodly numbers, he did so in an offense that was a spread option, up tempo one with very good receivers and tight ends, a running game and an offensive line that was one of the best in college football.  He was doomed at the start going to a franchise like Jacksonville, where he had no business being a franchise quarterback