Bruce Arians Believes Blaine Gabbert Can Be A Starter Again

Bruce Arians Believes Blaine Gabbert Can Be A Starter Again

Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians recently told reporters that he believes backup quarterback Blane Gabbert can once again become a starter in the NFL.

Gabbert, who was the first round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011, struggled in Jacksonville after being named starter two weeks into the 2011 season, and was never the player the team had hoped he would be.

In 2014, the Jaguars drafted Blake Bortles, which made Gabbert expendable and he was promptly traded to the San Francisco 49ers for a sixth round pick.
Gabbert, who had a 5-22 record as a starter in Jacksonville, quickly got another opportunity to start for the 49ers after incumbent starter Colin Kaepernick struggled.

Kaepernick regained the starting job in San Francisco last season, and the team let Gabbert go after the season was over.

The Cardinals signed Gabbert during the offseason. In the preseason, Gabbert showed he was still capable of leading a team, and finished preseason completing 36 of 57 passes for 496 yards 1 touchdowns and 1 interception.

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Despite his preseason performance, the Cardinals announced that Drew Stanton will be their backup quarterback this season.
After the announcement was made, Arians was asked about Gabbert’s play.

“I’ve been very pleased,” coach Bruce Arians recently said of Gabbert, per the team’s official website. “Short-term, I’d be very comfortable if he had to play for us. Long-term, if he continues at this rate, he could be a starter.”

Starting quarterback Carson Palmer also had a lot of praise for Gabbert.

“I had worked out with him a handful of times a couple of years ago in the offseason,” Palmer said. “Very aware of his skill-set. He’s as talented as it gets throwing the football and moving around in the pocket and on the run. I haven’t been surprised.”

If Gabbert continues playing well, the Cardinals don’t see any reason he can’t help a quarterback needy team.

September 14, 2017 by : Posted in betting No Comments

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