Tom Brady has officially retired from playing football and lots of non-Brady fans rejoiced.
For the Buccaneers though, they are without a starting QB so the search is on for someone who can replace the 7 time Super Bowl champ.
They have Blaine Gabbert on the roster and it seems like he could really get a shot at the starting job according to head coach Bruce Arians.
“People may not like the overall record, but Blaine had eight head coaches and eight coordinators his first eight years,” Arians said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “He beat Jacksonville their best year and beat Tennessee their big year for us in Arizona. And he’s been in the system now. I don’t have a problem there and let Kyle continue to grow. Either one. [Gabbert] has never played with a team this good. He’s got all the respect in the locker room that he can have.”
Arians does kind of have to say that because if they can’t find anyone else and Gabbert is the guy to start he’d want him to have as much confidence as possible.
Blaine Williamson Gabbert (born October 15, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Missouri before leaving early for the 2011 NFL Draft after his junior year. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round with the 10th overall pick. He has also played for the San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Cardinals, and Tennessee Titans. Gabbert was on the Buccaneers’ roster as a backup quarterback when they won Super Bowl LV.
Gabbert enjoys deep-sea and fly fishing in his free time. He has 2 brothers. Tyler Gabbert, committed to Nebraska, like Blaine, only to decommit and commit to Missouri. He never played for the Tigers and transferred to UCF. His youngest brother is Brett Gabbert, the starting quarterback for the Miami University RedHawks.
As an NFL draftee, Gabbert’s player evaluation yielded a Wonderlic test for intelligence score of 48 (99th test percentile; 50 possible). The score is elite and one of the highest ever measured in NFL draft testing history; the top echelon score is an indication of “genius – MENSA – scientific” intelligence capabilities.
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