Blaine Gabbert

Blaine Gabbert

Quarterback #2
Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 234 lb.
Born:October 15, 1989
Drafted:2011 / Rd. 1 (10)
Draft Team:JAX

Blaine Gabbert: Slated to back up Brady

The Buccaneers have signed Gabbert to a one-year deal, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Gabbert, who landed on IR last September due to a shoulder injury, is back with the Bucs, presumably healthy and now in line to work behind new QB Tom Brady. The No. 10 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft last saw regular-season action in 2018, appearing in eight games (including three starts) with the Titans.

April 2, 2020 11:09 AM EST

Blaine Gabbert: No return this season

Gabbert (shoulder) will not return from injured reserve this season, Jenna Laine of reports.

Analysis: The confirmation regarding the backup quarterback came directly from coach Bruce Arians on Friday. Gabbert originally suffered the injury during preseason, although he wasn't placed on injured reserve until Sept. 24. Gabbert's confirmed absence the rest of the way gives the embattled Jameis Winston one less reason to look over his shoulder if his up-and-down play continues, considering the veteran signal-caller could have been a viable alternative for Arians due to his experience in the coach's offensive system.

November 16, 2019 12:48 PM EST

Blaine Gabbert: Placed on IR

The Buccaneers placed Gabbert (shoulder) on injured reserve Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Gabbert has been unable to even practice the past month due to a shoulder injury, and will have to sit out a minimum of eight weeks following his placement on IR. With the veteran on the shelf, Ryan Griffin will continue to operate as the team's backup for starter Jameis Winston.

September 24, 2019 5:31 PM EST

Blaine Gabbert: Will not play vs. Giants

Gabbert (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Analysis: Gabbert has been unable to practice nearly a month while he works through a shoulder injury. He should continue to be considered week-to-week, and Ryan Griffin will continue serving as the team's backup quarterback in his absence.

September 20, 2019 11:22 AM EST

Blaine Gabbert: Absent from practice

Gabbert (shoulder) is not practicing Thursday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Gabbert is trending towards missing a third consecutive regular-season game, given that he hasn't participated in practice since suffering a dislocated shoulder Aug. 23. As long as Gabbert is unable to go, Ryan Griffin will serve as the backup to No. 1 quarterback Jameis Winston.

September 19, 2019 8:36 AM EST

Blaine Gabbert: Still not practicing

Gabbert (shoulder) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Gabbert hasn't practiced since dislocating his shoulder Aug. 23. He still has time to get on the field at least in a limited capacity by Friday, but he's trending toward being out for Week 3's game versus the Giants. Ryan Griffin will continue being Jameis Winston's backup for the extent of Gabbert's injury.

September 17, 2019 11:03 AM EST

Blaine Gabbert: Ruled out Week 2

Gabbert (shoulder) will not play in Thursday's Week 2 tilt against the Panthers, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Gabbert did not practice during the short week, which already presented even more of a challenge for the veteran in achieving active status for the first time on the young season. Ryan Griffin will serve as Jameis Winston's backup once again against Carolina, while Gabbert will now have some extra time to prepare for a Week 3 matchup versus the Giants.

September 11, 2019 9:52 PM EST

Blaine Gabbert: No practice Tuesday

Gabbert (shoulder) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice.

Analysis: This is the second straight day Gabbert has missed practice, and it's becoming increasingly unlikely he plays in Thursday's game versus the Panthers. Ryan Griffin will back up Jameis Winston if Gabbert can't go.

September 10, 2019 1:01 PM EST

Blaine Gabbert: Not expected to play Sunday

Gabbert (shoulder) is not expected to play during Sunday's regular-season opener against the 49ers, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Gabbert is set for the top backup role in Tampa Bay when fully healthy, though a timetable for his recovery remains undisclosed. Ryan Griffin will reinforce No. 1 quarterback Jameis Winston as long as Gabbert remains sidelined.

September 6, 2019 9:30 AM EST

Blaine Gabbert: No practice Thursday

Gabbert (shoulder) is not practicing Thursday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Gabbert is managing a shoulder injury and has now missed two consecutive practices. The veteran quarterback projects to serve as the top backup to Jameis Winston when healthy, though Ryan Griffin will carry that responsibility until Gabbert fully recovers.

September 5, 2019 8:36 AM EST

Blaine Gabbert: Sits out Wednesday's practice

Gabbert (shoulder) missed Wednesday's practice, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Gabbert initially wasn't expected to be ready for the season opener versus the 49ers, so his absence from practice early in the week is in line with that claim. Still, the team expects him to back up Jameis Winston for a better part of the season, but Ryan Griffin will take over that role until Gabbert's ready.

September 4, 2019 9:12 AM EST

Blaine Gabbert: Highly likely to miss opener

General manager Jason Licht describes Gabbert (shoulder) as "iffy" for Week 1 but expects him to be ready to return very early into the season, Jenna Laine of reports.

Analysis: Licht went on to praise Gabbert's toughness and seems to have full confidence the veteran quarterback will be ready to serve as the primary backup to Jameis Winston in relatively short order. The fact Gabbert's shoulder dislocation is on his non-throwing arm certainly helps matters, but the fact the team's general manager is seemingly guaranteeing a roster spot for Gabbert is interesting considering how well fellow quarterback Ryan Griffin played this preseason.

August 29, 2019 10:21 PM EST

Blaine Gabbert: Suffers dislocated shoulder

Gabbert suffered a dislocated shoulder during Friday's preseason game against Cleveland, Jenna Laine of reports.

Analysis: 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.

August 23, 2019 8:09 PM EST

Blaine Gabbert: Sustains shoulder injury

Gabbert suffered an injury to his shoulder in Thursday's preseason contest against the Browns, Jenna Laine of reports.

Analysis: Gabbert knew something was wrong immediately, as indicated by the fact that he called the medical trainers over right away. Apart from the 29-year-old's reaction, it's unclear how serious the injury is or how long Gabbert will need to be sidelined, if at all. The injury could lead the way for third-stringer Ryan Griffin to build off an impressive preseason, including Tampa Bay's victory against the Dolphins last week in which he completed 14 passes for 201 yards as well as a touchdown and set up Matt Gay's game-winning 48-yard field goal.

August 23, 2019 6:48 PM EST

Blaine Gabbert: Outplayed by Griffin in win

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.

Analysis: Gabbert checked in on the second series of the game and quickly saw the possession short-circuited by an Andre Ellington fumble. However, the veteran couldn't help the Buccaneers get anything going over the next two drives either before finally managing a choppy 11-play, 36-yard march later in the second quarter that culminated in a field goal. Of additional concern for Gabbert's job prospects is the fact that fellow backup Ryan Griffin put together an appreciably better stat line for the second time in as many preseason games. With only two exhibitions remaining, the veteran is fighting for his roster spot despite his prior experience in coach Bruce Arians' offense.

August 17, 2019 9:47 AM EST

Blaine Gabbert: Solid in brief action

Gabbert completed six of eight passes for 50 yards in the Buccaneers' 30-28 preseason loss to the Steelers on Friday.

Analysis: Gabbert played only the third series of the game, but he helmed a 13-play, 73-yard march that ended with the Buccaneers giving up the ball on downs at the Steelers' 17-yard line. The veteran then ceded the rest of the game to his competition for the No. 2 job to Ryan Griffin, who was impressive while passing for 330 yards and a touchdown. The battle for the No. 2 job behind Jameis Winston could well come down to the wire, and there's a likelihood Gabbert perhaps logs multiple series in next Friday's second preseason contest versus the Dolphins.

August 10, 2019 12:05 PM EST

Blaine Gabbert: Joining Arians in Tampa

Gabbert is signing with the Buccaneers, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Analysis: Gabbert was released by the Titans on March 15 after the team traded for Ryan Tannehill as its new backup to Marcus Mariota. The 29-year-old quarterback will now be reunited with Bucs coach Bruce Arians, who oversaw an ugly five-week stretch from Gabbert late in the 2017 season with Arizona. The Buccaneers will let Gabbert duke it out with Ryan Griffin for the No. 2 quarterback job behind Jameis WInston.

March 25, 2019 1:26 PM EST

Blaine Gabbert: Cut after Tannehill trade

The Titans informed Gabbert of his release Friday, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports.

Analysis: Gabbert won two of his three starts in 2018, but he managed just 6.2 yards per pass attempt and had four interceptions on 101 throws. His fate with the Titans was sealed once the team agreed to a trade for Ryan Tannehill, who now slots in as the No. 2 quarterback behind Marcus Mariota. The 29-year-old Gabbert should find another opportunity to compete for a backup job soon enough.

March 15, 2019 1:49 PM EST

Blaine Gabbert: Can't provide enough in loss

Gabbert completed 18 of 29 pass attempts for 165 yards, a touchdown and a pair of interceptions in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: The Titans asked Gabbert to save their season with Marcus Mariota (elbow) unable to play, but the veteran backup was stifled by the Colts' underrated defense. The 29-year-old spent most of the night hitting his check-down options, which shouldn't come as a surprise given his "game-manager" style. When he was asked to bring the team back from behind, that's when things got ugly. One of his interceptions was especially poor, as it was nowhere near his intended target and hit a Colt defender in the chest. Gabbert definitely looked like a backup in this one, and that is likely to be his ceiling next season.

December 30, 2018 10:00 PM EST

Blaine Gabbert: Starts in place of Mariota

Gabbert will start Sunday night's game against the Colts, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Analysis: He gets the nod for the the Titans' win-or-go home contest, with Marcus Mariota (neck/foot) inactive for the contest. Austin Davis will serve as Gabbert's backup Sunday. A run-heavy attack featuring Derrick Henry seems like a plausible scenario for Tennessee in the team's regular-season finale.

December 30, 2018 3:56 PM EST

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