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Former 49ers OL: Gabbert will likely start over Kaepernick

All signs point to Blaine Gabbert winning the starting quarterback job for the San Francisco 49ers this summer over Colin Kaepernick, and someone who might know more about the situation than the average person believes that will be the case. Offensive lineman Alex Boone, who spent the first six seasons of his career with the Niners before signing with the Minnesota Vikings, recently...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Rice talks up Blaine Gabbert

49ers coach Chip Kelly ultimately will decide the winner of the starting quarterback battle between Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert. Hall of Famer Jerry Rice weighed in on the matter Thursday, and he seems to be leaning strongly toward Gabbert. Rice said he’s met Gabbert and been impressed by his confidence, according to “He feels he has a legitimate chance of being...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Considered Drafting Another (Worse) QB Over Cam Newton In 2011

The Carolina Panthers nearly dropped the ball in 2011. That was the year Carolina drafted quarterback Cam Newton, who since has evolved into one of the NFL’s most dynamic players. But according to Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, the organization actually considered taking Blaine Gabbert over Newton with the No. 1 overall pick. “Remember, we had the No. 1 pick, and we were talking...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Rivera says Panthers considered Blaine Gabbert over Cam Newton

Back in 2011, the Carolina Panthers had a chance to land Andrew Luck in the NFL Draft. He was the undoubted No. 1 overall pick, which the Panthers held, had he left Stanford. Luck opted to stay for another season, leaving Carolina with a much tougher decision to make at the top of the draft. Cam Newton became the team's best option, and he was obviously the right one, but he wasn...
Via FOX Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers almost drafted Blaine Gabbert first overall in 2011

Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera can remember back in 2011, when his franchise was attempting to decide on a quarterback with the first overall pick in the draft. The Panthers eventually picked Cam Newton, the Heisman Trophy winner from Auburn. But Missouri’s Blaine Gabbert was very much in play for the top pick. “Remember, we had the No. 1 pick, and we were talking...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blaine Gabbert the heavy favorite to start for 49ers

Colin Kaepernick made his on-field debut with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday as he works his way back from multiple surgeries, including a shoulder operation, but it sounds like he has a long way to go to make up ground in the quarterback battle. NFL Media's Mike Silver was at the 49ers' facility and reports that Blaine Gabbert seems like the heavy favorite to win the starting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

49ers player on Blaine Gabbert: ‘He’s definitely taking control’

While all the talk surrounding the quarterback position in San Francisco has focused on Colin Kaepernick in recent months, 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert has continued to make sure he’s prepared to start should it come to that this upcoming season. Gabbert took over for an ineffective and injured Kaepernick midway through the 2015 season, and performed at a relatively high...
Via Sportsnaut
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Blaine Gabbert shedding 'bust' label with second chance

Blaine Gabbert isn’t a savior for the San Francisco 49ers, but he’s also no longer a bust. The quarterback’s arrival in San Francisco last spring was met with plenty of skepticism, as most figured the “bust” label was already etched in stone. After all, the former first-round pick’s three-year tenure with the Jacksonville Jaguars can only be described as disastrous...
Via Sportsnaut
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Blaine Gabbert was only person at his press conference

The 49ers play the Cardinals on Sunday, and to accommodate media requests, San Francisco's starting quarterback was made available to the press via a news conference Wednesday. Unfortunately, the media was not to be found. Quarterback Blaine Gabbert arrived for his press conference on Wednesday only to see the room empty. So, as CSN Bay Area’s Mindi Bach shared via Twitter, the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Blaine Gabbert Era in San Francisco begins

It may come as a surprise to some, but Blaine Gabbert is only 26 years old. He was the 10th overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft, and now, for this weekend anyway, he’s the starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. Head Coach Jim Tomsula reinforced at his press conference ahead of Sunday’s game that the move was made strictly to give Colin Kaepernick a “mental...
Via The Sports Post
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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