Gabbert did not suit up for the team's final game against the Seahawks on Sunday. Gabbert was displaced as the starter after he posted a 5:6 TD:INT ratio in the first five weeks of the season. His 5.8 YPA was a big step back from last year's mark of 7.2, as he looked more like his Jacksonville form rather than last season's upward-trending version. While the passing stats were lacking, Gabbert did exhibit his ability to escape the pocket, scrambling for 173 yards and two touchdowns in his five starts. He enters the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, but he won't be more than a backup for any potential team he signs with.
Gabbert (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 17 tilt versus the Seahawks, the team's official site reports. Gabbert will once again take a seat, leaving the quarterbacking duties to Colin Kaepernick and Christian Ponder against Seattle.
Gabbert (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 tilt versus the Falcons, the team's official site reports. Gabbert will be a somewhat surprising inactive, leaving Christian Ponder to serve as Colin Kaepernick's backup against the Falcons. Given the dire straits the Niners' season is in, head coach Chip Kelly may not hesitate to see what Ponder can do if Kaepernick struggles, or if the game turns into a blowout.
The 49ers announced that Colin Kaepernick will start Sunday against the Jets, per their official Twitter account. This move shouldn't come as a surprise after Gabbert struggled in relief of Kaepernick in their 26-6 loss to the Bears. It appears that the latter will have to struggle in more than just one game for a change to be made. Gabbert remains a waiver wire fodder.
Gabbert completed four of 10 passes for 35 yards and rushed once for one yard while playing the fourth quarter of Sunday's 26-6 loss to the Bears. Gabbert replaced a struggling Colin Kaepernick, who managed just four passing yards through three quarters. While he outplayed the speedier alternative in his brief time under center, Gabbert's 5:6 touchdown to interception ratio as the starter for the first five weeks suggests he didn't do enough here to reclaim the job.
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