After only three seasons, the Blaine Gabbert experiment is over in Jacksonville. The Jaguars announced on Tuesday that they've traded Gabbert, the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, to the 49ers. In exchange for Gabbert, Jacksonville will get a sixth-round draft pick from San Francisco, according to ESPN.com. "We thought highly of Blaine as an early entry into the 2011 NFL Draft," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. "He is a high-character individual that will be given every opportunity to develop within our system and we are looking forward to working with him." Gabbert will presumably battle it out with Colt McCoy for the right to backup Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco. The 49ers tried to trade McCoy in August and when that didn't happen, it looked like the team was going to release him. McCoy ended up sticking around in San Francisco though after he agreed to take a pay cut.
Jaguars trade QB Blaine Gabbert to 49ers for sixth-round draft pick
CBS Sports | Mar 12