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QB Blaine Gabbert - Arizona Cardinals

6-4, 234Born: 10-15-1989College: MissouriDrafted: Round 1, pick 10

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2017 Week 15 vs WAS (16 / 41 / 189 / 0 / 1 pass, 6 / 28 / 0 rush)

For the second straight week the Cardinals offense was unable to find the end zone, instead going a perfect 5-5 in field goal opportunities. Unlike last week, however, those field goals proved not enough in overcoming an opponent that is nearly as anemic. At the center of the struggles was QB Blaine Gabbert, whose sub-50% completion percentage and fewer than 5-yards per attempt average stalled the offense all afternoon. As has been the case all season, there was blame to be spread around. The offensive line struggled to protect and aside from Fitzgerald, the offensive weapons leave much to be desired, but Gabbert's struggles were too apparent to be ignored. He missed on touchdowns and first downs, fumbled early leading to a quick Washington touchdown, and failed to convert a single red zone opportunity. Simply put, he is still the same Blaine Gabbert he has always been, despite how many flowery quotes Coach Arians uses when speaking about him. His one true great ball of the day, a 41-yard bomb to J.J. Nelson coming off a play-action roll-out, was immediately followed by a stall-out red zone drive resulting in one of the team's many field goals.

2017 Week 14 vs TEN (17 / 26 / 178 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / 12 / 0 rush)

Nothing about Gabbert's performance on Sunday suggested the Cardinals should have walked away with a victory, but poor play by the opponent coupled with a truly mystifying coaching decision provided just enough wind in the Cardinals sails to see them pull off a close win. Gabbert was his usual mediocre self, missing open receivers, narrowly avoiding interceptions and running out of perfectly clean pockets, but connected on enough passes to continuously move his team into field goal range in the second half, sadly the difference in the game. There was no great pass or momentous offensive drive, it was simply a game where the Titans offensive incompetence was slightly worse than the Cardinals, and the Cardinals' defense was able to capitalize on mistakes the Titan's defense could not.

2017 Week 13 vs LAR (18 / 32 / 221 / 1 / 2 pass, 4 / 12 / 0 rush)

For those few Cardinals fans still holding out hope the team had their Quarterback of the future in Blaine Gabbert, Sunday had to remove all doubt. Gabbert was downright awful, throwing an interception on the team's first play, setting the tone for his and the offense's afternoon. Even as Blaine settled down and began to rebound, slightly, he often still required acrobatics from his receivers to complete any pass beyond five yards. His only really good throw of the day ended up in the hands of Larry Fitzgerald for the team's only passing touchdown of the day, a quick little inside post from 20-yards out that was placed right on his receivers hands. Blaine gives an admirable effort, and for a team likely in transition at the position this offseason, he is a acceptable bridge, but the more opportunity Gabbert has, the worse he's stock has looked.

2017 Week 12 vs JAX (22 / 38 / 241 / 2 / 1 pass, 6 / 17 / 0 rush)

Gabbert's play for much of Sunday did not match his late game heroics, missing on a lot of easy throws while benefitting from a plenty of luck, but credit must be given when due and Gabbert's 4th-quarter game tying, and winning, drives were both worthy of praise. Gabbert's second touchdown of the day, his 52-yard bomb to Jaron Brown, came just as the Jaguars had captured their first lead and the game's momentum. But Gabbert's deep ball swung both back in the Cardinals direction, giving way for the back-and-forth finish we were all treated to. Gabbert's game winning drive benefited from truly baffling clock management from the Jaguars' head coach, but also featured two gorgeous sideline throws allowing the team to get right to the edge of Phil Dawson's new career-best range. The local narrative around Gabbert has become a bit odd, with fans so desperate for a young quarterback worth latching on to, mistakes are often covered for and quality plays are often amplified beyond their worth, but in his two starts Gabbert has looked serviceable, which for now makes for an acceptable start. He clearly is not the future franchise quarterback, but he may very well be an acceptable bridge.

2017 Week 11 vs HOU (22 / 34 / 257 / 3 / 2 pass, 3 / 13 / 0 rush)

Before the last two drives, Gabbert played effectively enough. He never truly challenged the defense, and was high on a lot of passes, but managed to move the offense and find the end zone three times. But Gabbert's last two drives both resulted in interceptions, the first of which effectively put the game out of reach. It is fair for the Cardinals to want an extended look at Gabbert to see how successful he may be as a stopgap, but any expectation beyond that is foolish.


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Cardinals | Arizona will be aggressive in QB search (Tue Feb 13, 02:58 PM) - Arizona Cardinals QBs Blaine Gabbert and Drew Stanton will likely be competing with another quarterback this offseason for the starting quarterback job. Team owner Michael Bidwill said the Cardinals will be aggressive in their search for a new starting quarterback following the retirement of QB Carson Palmer.

Our View: The Cardinals may not be players in the free agent market. We don't see them going after potentially available guys like Kirk Cousins or Case Keenum. However, we do see the Cardinals moving up in the draft for a potential franchise quarterback. They currently have the 15th overall pick, but a move inside the top-10 for someone like Josh Allen (Wyoming) would not be a surprise.
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