Blaine Gabbert will back up Tom Brady in Tampa Bay. If something were to happen to Brady, Gabbert could be a low-end starter in a two quarterback league due to the weapons around him.
The Buccaneers have signed Gabbert to a one-year deal, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Gabbert, who landed on IR last September due to a shoulder injury, is back with the Bucs, presumably healthy and now in line to work behind new QB Tom Brady. The No. 10 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft last saw regular-season action in 2018, appearing in eight games (including three starts) with the Titans.
Gabbert (shoulder) will not return from injured reserve this season, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports. The confirmation regarding the backup quarterback came directly from coach Bruce Arians on Friday. Gabbert originally suffered the injury during preseason, although he wasn't placed on injured reserve until Sept. 24. Gabbert's confirmed absence the rest of the way gives the embattled Jameis Winston one less reason to look over his shoulder if his up-and-down play continues, considering the veteran signal-caller could have been a viable alternative for Arians due to his experience in the coach's offensive system.
The Buccaneers placed Gabbert (shoulder) on injured reserve Tuesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Gabbert has been unable to even practice the past month due to a shoulder injury, and will have to sit out a minimum of eight weeks following his placement on IR. With the veteran on the shelf, Ryan Griffin will continue to operate as the team's backup for starter Jameis Winston.
Gabbert (shoulder) is not practicing Thursday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports. Gabbert is trending towards missing a third consecutive regular-season game, given that he hasn't participated in practice since suffering a dislocated shoulder Aug. 23. As long as Gabbert is unable to go, Ryan Griffin will serve as the backup to No. 1 quarterback Jameis Winston.
Gabbert (shoulder) didn't participate in Tuesday's practice, Eduardo A. Encina of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Gabbert hasn't practiced since dislocating his shoulder Aug. 23. He still has time to get on the field at least in a limited capacity by Friday, but he's trending toward being out for Week 3's game versus the Giants. Ryan Griffin will continue being Jameis Winston's backup for the extent of Gabbert's injury.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||@New Orleans Saints||20||20.18|
|4||10/04||Los Angeles Chargers||8||15.63|
|6||10/18||Green Bay Packers||3||14.33|
|7||10/26||@Las Vegas Raiders||26||22.88|
|8||11/03||@New York Giants||29||23.88|
|9||11/09||New Orleans Saints||20||20.18|
|11||11/24||Los Angeles Rams||10||17.13|
|12||11/29||Kansas City Chiefs||14||17.89|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||57.1||571||3||3||27||0||34|