Report: Bucs bring back Blaine Gabbert on one-year, $2.5 million deal

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Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said during the draft the team “soon” hoped to complete a deal with backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert. Soon apparently is here.

Tampa Bay is re-signing Gabbert to a one-year, $2.5-million deal, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.

The Bucs already re-signed third-string quarterback — and Tom Brady‘s Super Bowl parade wingman — Ryan Griffin. They drafted Kyle Trask in the second round.

Gabbert, 31, was the 10th overall choice of the Jaguars in 2011. He appeared in four games last season but hasn’t started a game since 2018 when he was with the Titans.

Gabbert is 13-35 as a starter, with 9,206 yards with 50 touchdowns and 47 interceptions.

He has played with five teams.

12 responses to “Report: Bucs bring back Blaine Gabbert on one-year, $2.5 million deal

  1. Even though didn’t live up to expectations, he’s made a decent career as a backup with less injury potential

  2. When Tom Brady finds somebody who holds the clipboard as good as Blaine does, he wants to keep him around.

  3. Backup QB’s and mediocre starting QB’s can retire with tens of millions in the bank. Some of these are much better off never getting on the field. That way the hope that they might be able to take over can stay alive. Once they get on the field, the end of their careers come much sooner.

  4. I would rather have Gabbert for $2.5 million than Dak at $40 mil plus.

  5. Brady finally ended the Gabbert Curse with full health and a championship but Kaepernick, Palmer and Mariota werent so lucky … Stay healthy Tom !

  6. His QB skills are awful, but by all accounts he’s a great teammate, always prepared, knows his role, etc. But sheesh, better hope like heck he does not have to actually play a meaningful game.

  7. Bucs are going to carry 4 QBs? Are teams allowed to have more than 53 players on the active roster?

  8. Just as his Missouri predecessor Chase Daniel was for Drew Brees, Gabbert is an observant quasi-coach on the Bucs sideline. He provides valuable input to the OC Byron Leftwich. Some backup QBs are more valuable on the sideline than they are on the field.

  9. Dang, I would have held Tom Brady’s clipboard for only $2.25 million, come on Tampa Bay Tampa Bay!

  10. So Josh Rosen is on his third team and none of those three teams even see him as a viable back up? Wow, I know the knock on him was he was slow to pick up the offensive plays but geez, is there any gray matter between those ears?

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