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Cardinals to sign Blaine Gabbert

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Carson Palmer is getting a new backup.

Blaine Gabbert is expected to sign a one-year, minimum salary contract with the Cardinals, according to multiple reports.

The Jaguars thought Gabbert was going to be their franchise quarterback when they selected him with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft. Instead, he had three disappointing years in Jacksonville followed by three in San Francisco. Now he’ll compete with Drew Stanton and Zac Dysert for a spot backing up Palmer in Arizona.

The 27-year-old Gabbert started five games for the 49ers last season, recording five touchdown passes and six interceptions.

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  1. thejetssuck2001 says: May 10, 2017 9:04 PM

    well its a dirty job, but someones gotta do it

    mike patton

  2. exinsidetrader says: May 10, 2017 9:11 PM


  3. maddenisfordorks says: May 10, 2017 9:23 PM

    Can’t believe this guy has lasted this long in the league.

    I guess you always need a backup.

  4. michigannative1 says: May 10, 2017 9:34 PM

    He’s not gonna unseat Stanton. That said I find it hard to believe he couldn’t beat out Dysert

  5. arctantheta says: May 10, 2017 9:39 PM

    thank god that’s over. now i can sleep tonight. 😵😵😵💤

  6. cakesw says: May 10, 2017 9:41 PM

    Sounds crazy….

    But I really like the move. He is finally in a good situation, has considerably more talent around him than in his previous spots, and at 27 has some upside.

    I do honestly feel he is better than Drew Stanton…. I’ve not been a Stanton fan for some time…Sure, he has gritted out some wins when Palmer went down…But for the most part, he was beating bottom dwellers…And barely

  7. chaseutley says: May 10, 2017 9:45 PM

    On purpose?

  8. saveusterrelldavis says: May 10, 2017 9:57 PM

    I think he’s a better backup, but is he a better dancer than drew stanton?

  9. suncawy says: May 10, 2017 10:01 PM

    Who would’ve thought Gabbert gets a contract before Kapernick. He even out did Jay Cutler.

  10. leef2020 says: May 10, 2017 10:09 PM

    Nice, low-risk signing.

    Kick the tires on the guy over the summer and see what happens. Look, he’s not been any good so far, but neither has Drew Stanton, who is 6 years older. In spite of playing on very poor teams and offenses, Gabbert is +1 in TD/Int ratio, which is much better than Stanton, and his completion percentage is a few points higher.

    He’s got the size BA loves.

  11. troubledoneswhobathe says: May 10, 2017 10:12 PM

    The Cards were hopeful to draft their qb of the future with the 13th pick. By the time their selection came, all the top guys were gone.

  12. seanhawk80 says: May 10, 2017 10:13 PM

    @thejetssuck2001 It was Chuck Mosley but who’s counting.

  13. motsuret06 says: May 10, 2017 10:23 PM

    The NFL…doing what it does best. Retreading and I do not mean tires…just qb’s.

  14. kamthechancellor says: May 10, 2017 10:24 PM

    The Cardinals are heading back to becoming, well, the Cardinals. Love it! Great signing Arizona.

  15. ctiggs says: May 10, 2017 10:29 PM

    kap is clearly being blackballed! this is unreal and unamerican

  16. Seprix says: May 10, 2017 10:33 PM

    I think this is a pretty good signing. Stanton is expensive man, and they can shed him if the Gab is willing to be a backup.

  17. jshawaii22 says: May 10, 2017 10:35 PM

    The rest of the NFC West is a quakin’ in their boots…

    Seahawks 11-5
    Rams 8 – 8
    49’s 7 – 9
    Cards 5 – 11

  18. egomaniac247 says: May 10, 2017 10:49 PM

    One year, league minimum, see if they feel they can do anything with him… problem. By all accounts hes a positive guy with a good work ethic. Just not a good nfl Qb. Low risk here.

  19. polapea says: May 10, 2017 10:59 PM

    Perfect spot for him. Arians is great with QB’s, he’ll help Gabbert reach his full potential.. and become a career back-up.

  20. jbraider says: May 10, 2017 10:59 PM

    Love that Gabbert gets a job before Kap!

  21. faithful49er707 says: May 10, 2017 11:30 PM

    Thought Gabbert was a good teammate and professional with the 49ERS during his stint.

    He always looked at the tablets and photo stills of the previous series. Was there to help and assist Kaep anyway he could. When benched openly said he’d support Kaep and just wanted the team to have success.

    Meanwhile seemed like Kaep never helped him. Kaep Would sit on the bench and be distant from QB coach and QB conversations during games. When was asked by media, Kaep would say things like “Im not the starter” or some other angered upset response.

    He’s no pro bowl QB but he was a good teammate and true professional in SF

  22. zaphod424242 says: May 10, 2017 11:30 PM

    thejetssuck2001 says:
    May 10, 2017 9:04 PM
    well its a dirty job, but someones gotta do it

    mike patton


    We care a lot!

  23. kferguson2002 says: May 10, 2017 11:33 PM

    How does his man getting finding employment?

  24. tdshouldbeinthehall says: May 10, 2017 11:34 PM


  25. xavier179 says: May 11, 2017 12:03 AM

    Arians is more interested in picking out those silly hats then picking out a suitable backup quarterback.

  26. staffordsyear says: May 11, 2017 12:10 AM


  27. navyvandal says: May 11, 2017 12:24 AM

    LOL. That 2011 QB draft class is solid.

  28. sire703 says: May 11, 2017 12:26 AM

    But there is no collusion to keep Kaepernick out of the league right?

  29. mudachains says: May 11, 2017 12:39 AM

    Aaron Rodgers would have been terrible on the jags and niners too just sayin.

  30. overthedwaynebowe says: May 11, 2017 12:43 AM

    Cardinal fans better pray Palmer makes it through the season…

  31. campcouch says: May 11, 2017 1:03 AM

    The Jaguars continued the disappointment by drafting Blake Bortles.

  32. ronfai says: May 11, 2017 1:33 AM

    This guy is awful, he should be paid the CFL league minimum..

  33. ayokel21 says: May 11, 2017 1:35 AM

    He will always be remembered for not being as good as Colin Kaepernick.

  34. dino2997 says: May 11, 2017 1:54 AM

    Probably be starting by Week 5

  35. hibcid16 says: May 11, 2017 2:01 AM

    Arians is an awesome QB guru. Who knows, this could be good.

  36. nukejohnson says: May 11, 2017 2:08 AM

    Great deal for the Cards Blaine will surprise!!

  37. Duckhomie says: May 11, 2017 2:34 AM

    This guy is awful.

  38. moodyponders says: May 11, 2017 4:41 AM

    Three guys looking for a seat on the bench. Or the bus. HaHa.

  39. redclaw1314 says: May 11, 2017 6:24 AM

    this would not be the long term solution for an aging Carson Palmer—early prediction: Patriots franchise Jimmy G. in 2018 and then the Cardinals give up 2 first round picks to obtain Jimmy (no brainer since those picks will probably be mid first round at best)

  40. amishninjas says: May 11, 2017 7:17 AM

    This has been a weird offseason for QB’s.

  41. QB Film Room says: May 11, 2017 8:57 AM

    BA Likes this dude.

  42. lordliftedme says: May 11, 2017 9:42 AM

    Is there some (subliminal) NFL rule that this guy has to stay employed or something? Gee Whiz – who’s next, Christian Ponder…. And they wonder why some of us who think Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed!

  43. James says: May 11, 2017 10:12 AM

    Kaep is not being blackballed. Gabbert can sit in the pocket and sling it the way the Cards offense works. Kaep needs to be mobile and moving around to play at his best. How many NFL offenses are currently designed that way? Not many. On top of that Kaep has openly said he wants to compete for a chance to start. That was not going to happen in AZ. Where are starting QB’s an issue that a mobile QB will succeed? Maybe he could compete for a starting job on the Jets? It is a two way street. You same people whining that Kaep is being blackballed had no issue with Tebow not getting a starting job anywhere. Or Pryor. Look, if you are not an elite QB and you want to compete for a starting job, you may have to be humble and go work for it.

  44. tjacks7 says: May 11, 2017 10:59 AM

    I can’t think of a better job than being a backup QB.

  45. electricboogalo says: May 11, 2017 11:03 AM

    This guy had so much talent coming out of Mizz. Not sure why he never had much success in the NFL. Oh, that’s right, Jaguars and 49ers…..

  46. taeh324 says: May 11, 2017 11:15 AM

    I love how some is calling him this supposedly QB guru. He had Peyton Manning his first 3 years, had Ben Roethlisberger, Andrew Luck, and Carson Palmer. Other than that he had Tim Couch who at how his career turned out. If Arians was this QB guru then why can he only get production out of 2 future hall of hamers and 2 other good quarterbacks. But Tim Couch, Kelly Holcomb, and Drew Stanton produced well as backups.

  47. taeh324 says: May 11, 2017 11:16 AM

    Should have said produced like backups

  48. dwoofer says: May 11, 2017 11:28 AM

    The next Kurt Warner

  49. bigbenisabigbaby says: May 11, 2017 11:38 AM

    exinsidetrader says:
    May 10, 2017 9:11 PM

    Getting tired of seeing this one.
    Let’s get a little more creative people.

    And no more “{insert GM} on line 1” either.

  50. bobgust says: May 11, 2017 3:25 PM

    Hopefully for the Cards sake he never sees the field. Gabbert was actually worse than Kaepernick last year. He gets jittery in the pocket and checks down when he doesn’t need to. His accuracy last year beyond 10 yards was atrocious. Arians likes to sling the ball downfield and Palmer has been great doing it. Gabbert can’t do it. All he can do is throw checkdowns in the dirt

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