Sometimes the scouting reports on college players hit the nail on the head – that was certainly the case with Gabbert. The book on him coming out of college was he had the necessary athleticism to succeed but he struggled under pressure. Thrust into a starting role before he was ready, due to the release of David Garrard and Luke McCown’s ineptitude, Gabbert frequently misread plays, forced passes into coverage and threw off his back foot often when he wasn’t pressured. The Jaguars will give him every opportunity to be their starter in 2012 but they signed Chad Henne as insurance in case Gabbert continues to struggle. With Laurent Robinson, rookie 1st round pick Justin Blackmon and Mike Thomas as his lead wide receivers and Marcedes Lewis at tight end, Gabbert doesn’t possess great options in the passing game. He is waiver wire material in redraft leagues and a middling dynasty prospect.
49ers names Colin Kaepernick starting QB-- Tue Oct 11 1:30 pm --
Gabbert to the bench
After five weeks of watching quarterback Blaine Gabbert struggle, San Francisco 49ers coach Chip Kelly is making a change.
After weeks of speculation, Kelly named Colin Kaepernick his starting quarterback for Sunday's game against Buffalo on Tuesday.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:This move was coming sooner or later as Blaine Gabbert has been less than mediocre in his first five games averaging 178 yards and 1 TD per contest. Kaepernick won't hold much fantasy value but the bar is so low in San Francisco he can't be much worse. He's got QB2 upside against the Bills in Week 6.
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