No one’s putting much credence into a report that the Jets and Jaguars are talking about a trade involving quarterback Tim Tebow and the guy who would be most affected by such a deal said Wednesday that he’s unconcerned about them.
Blaine Gabbert had a conference call with Detroit reporters on Wednesday ahead of this week’s game against the Lions and was asked about the rumors. Gabbert said he wasn’t feeling threatened.
“I wouldn’t consider it a battle at all,” Gabbert said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “Whatever moves, I guess, people want to make, but I think we’re pretty satisfied here at quarterback.”
Gabbert doesn’t have anything to worry about right now, possibly because the team has told him that nothing’s happening on the Tebow front, but the next nine games will tell us a lot about whether or not he’ll have a battle on his hands heading into the 2013 season. While Gabbert has completed a higher percentage of passes this season, he’s got the worst yards per attempt average in the entire league and hasn’t shown enough to make thoughts of acquiring another quarterback seem all that ridiculous.
That quarterback won’t be Tebow, at least not right now, but any declarations of satisfaction should still wait awhile.