Report: Bucs expected to sign Blaine Gabbert
A new news report suggests that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are on the precipice of signing Blaine Gabbert, a former QB with the Titans.
According to NBC Sports, Gabbert — who already has a history with Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians, having played with him during his short time with Arizona back in 2017 — was cut by the Titans last week when they upgraded by training for Ryan Tannehill.
Though Gabbert is currently a free agent, he has a long and storied history with the NFL. He left college early to join the 2011 NFL draft. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round with the 10th overall pick.
He has also played for the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, and Tennessee Titans, starting at least two games for all of them.
On September 9, 2018, in the season-opener against the Miami Dolphins, Gabbert entered the game after starter Marcus Mariota suffered an elbow injury. Gabbert completed 11 of 22 passes for 117 yards and an interception as the Titans lost by a score of 27–20.
Due to another injury to Mariota, Gabbert started the final game of the 2018 season with a Wild Card playoff spot on the line. In the game against the Indianapolis Colts, Gabbert passed for 165 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions. The Titans lost 33–17 and missed the playoffs.
On March 15, 2019, Gabbert was released by the Titans after they acquired quarterback Ryan Tannehill in a trade with the Miami Dolphins.
Blaine Gabbert has started 48 career games. His team won 13 of them.
He’s also completed 56.2 percent of his passes, with 48 touchdowns and 47 interceptions.