Blaine Gabbert RUMORS & NEWS

  • 49ers QB Gabbert responds to benching: 'It sucks; I don't like it'

    CSN Bay Area "Blaine Gabbert handled his demotion as 49ers starting quarterback like a professional, coach Chip Kelly said. That does not mean Gabbert liked hearing the news in a meeting with his coach on Tuesday morning as the players arrived back at team headquarters after a four-day break. “It sucks,”..." October 12

  • Kaepernick will start over Gabbert in 49ers' game at Bills

    CSN Bay Area "Colin Kaepernick has regained his role as the 49ers’ starting quarterback. Coach Chip Kelly announced on Tuesday that Kaepernick will replace Blaine Gabbert when the 49ers return to action Sunday against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, New York. Gabbert started the first five games of the..." October 11

  • Chip Kelly on QB situation: 49ers will look at everything

    Larry Brown Sports "Will the 49ers finally make a change at quarterback after the latest disaster from Blaine Gabbert? Chip Kelly isn’t ready to pull the trigger, but he says the team will look at everything. Here’s what Kelly said after the Niners lost at home to the Cardinals 33-21 on Thursday night." October 07

  • Blaine Gabbert says he let the team and organization down

    Pro Football Talk "Thursday night was ugly for 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert managed just 162 yards while completing 18 of 31 passes, an average of 5.2 yards a pass, with one touchdown, two interceptions and seven sacks in a 33-21 loss to the Cardinals. Gabbert said he “let this team and this..." October 07

  • Is there a rift growing between Blaine Gabbert and Torrey Smith?

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers are 1-3 and have a minuscule vertical passing game. Yet, receiver Torrey Smith feels like the window to throw the ball his way is there. This certainly seems as though it could be some shade thrown towards quarterback Blaine Gabbert. Indeed, Smith has a point. San..." October 05

  • Chip Kelly reaffirms confidence in Blaine Gabbert, leaves door open for Colin Kaepernick

    Larry Brown Sports "San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly continues to send interesting messages with regards to his quarterback situation. With Blaine Gabbert struggling and Colin Kaepernick waiting in the wings for a chance to replace him, Kelly has had to deal with a lot of questions about the situation. On..." September 28

  • Blaine Gabbert giving 49ers too many reasons to start Colin Kaepernick

    Sporting News "Blaine Gabbert won't be benched in Week 3, but he will be benched soon. The San Francisco quarterback followed an above-average opening performance vs. Los Angeles with a shaky one in Sunday's 46-27 loss at Carolina. With that, his benching will come whenever Colin Kaepernick is fully..." September 20

  • Panthers considered Blaine Gabbert for No. 1 pick in 2011

    Charlotte Observer "Before he flamed out in Jacksonville and resurrected his career in San Francisco, 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert was on the Carolina Panthers’ radar for the No. 1 overall pick in 2011. Head coach Ron Rivera said the Panthers liked Gabbert. They just liked Cam Newton better. The Panthers..." September 18

  • Gabbert gets the job done, but more needed against Panthers

    San Francisco Chronicle "Blaine Gabbert didn’t have to do much Monday night, but he certainly could have done more. In a season-opening 28-0 win over the Rams, the 49ers’ quarterback opened by bouncing his first pass, a routine screen to wide receiver Torrey Smith, and it foreshadowed some of the off-target attempts to..." September 14

  • Kaepernick makes roster; Gabbert named starting QB "Kaepernick's roster spot is safe in San Francisco. NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported Saturday that the veteran quarterback made the 49ers' 53-man lineup. The team then confirmed the news. Niners coach Chip Kelly later announced that Blaine Gabbert will be the team's starting quarterback..." September 03

  • All signs point to Gabbert after Kaepernick rusty vs. Packers

    Sacramento Bee "Colin Kaepernick threw a pass in his first game since Nov. 1 and looked like someone who had gone nearly 10 months without any game action. Kaepernick, who entered on the 49ers’ third series in Friday night’s 21-10 preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers, went 2 of 6 for 14 yards with the..." August 27

  • Trent Baalke ‘pushing for Blaine Gabbert and against Colin Kaepernick’

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers supposedly were going to have a quarterback competition this summer between Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick. That has really not materialized, and now word is coming out that indicates general manager Trent Baalke couldn’t be happier with the development. As you may..." August 16

  • Chip Kelly won't say Blaine Gabbert has a 'leg up' on Colin Kaepernick just yet

    Fox Sports "The San Francisco 49ers got their first taste of preseason action on Sunday night against the Houston Texans. In doing so, the coaching staff got a look at the looming quarterback battle. Well, half of it, at least. Colin Kaepernick sat with shoulder fatigue, giving way to Blaine Gabbert under..." August 15

  • Chip Kelly: Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert to split reps

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco 49ers opened their first training camp under new head coach Chip Kelly on Sunday. Needless to say, the biggest question surrounding this fledgling franchise is the quarterback situation. Unless you have been living under a rock for the past several months, you know full well..." July 31

  • Considering Blaine Gabbert and his next NFL contract

    Niners Nation "The San Francisco 49ers have just about wrapped up any offseason roster additions, and so we thought it would be fun to take a look at some potential contracts for next offseason. And why not get it started with quarterback Blaine Gabbert? He is heading into his walk year, having signed a two-year..." July 05

  • Report: Blaine Gabbert the heavy favorite to start for 49ers "Colin Kaepernick made his 2016 on-field debut Tuesday, taking part in individual drills as he works his way back from three different offseason surgeries. The veteran passer has a long way to go in what could be the most important season of his career, and NFL Media columnist Michael Silver..." June 08

  • Chip Kelly: Kaepernick, Gabbert have similar skill set

    Niners Nation "On situation he walked into as HC: I think I walked into a good situation. It’s obviously an outstanding franchise. First that strikes you. An organization that’s won five Super Bowls. It’s got a great tradition, has a brand new stadium, state-of-the-art facilities. And then a really young..." June 05

  • Why the 49ers should start Gabbert over Kaepernick

    The Score "It's amazing how far the San Francisco 49ers have fallen since coming a tipped pass away from a second consecutive Super Bowl appearance just two seasons ago. Players are counting down the days until their contracts expire, free agents don't even consider the team an option, and the coaching..." May 23

  • 49ers QB race: Blaine Gabbert, Colin Kaepernick in vastly different roles

    San Jose Mercury News "And, for now, Gabbert indeed is the incumbent in that role. Colin Kaepernick still is not medically cleared to fully compete on the practice field, where organized team activities began Tuesday. “His focus right now is rehab, and my focus right now is learning the offense, being in the weight..." May 18

  • Chip: 'No Idea' If Kap or Gabbert Will Start

    San Jose Mercury News "Midway through the offseason program and four months shy of the season opener, 49ers coach Chip Kelly isn’t near ready to reveal who’ll be his starting quarterback between Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert. “I have no idea,” Kelly told KNBR 680-AM, sounding half-joking and half-coy. “We’re..." May 13

  • Gabbert 'taking control' during 49ers' workouts

    CSN Bay Area "While Colin Kaepernick continues his rehabilitation from three surgeries, Blaine Gabbert is apparently acting the part of the 49ers’ starting quarterback during the offseason program. “He’s definitely taking control,” tight end Garrett Celek said last week of Gabbert. “Whoever’s at quarterback..." May 04