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San Francisco 49ers cut-down analysis

Most significant move: It might actually be a move they did not make, at least not yet. The 49ers keeping third-string quarterback Josh Johnson, along with starter Colin Kaepernick and backup Blaine Gabbert defies convention or, at least, numerous projections. Show More Summary

San Francisco 49ers: Did Josh Johnson Outplay Blaine Gabbert by Enough?

If it wasn ’t for monetary concerns, the backup quarterback slot for the San Francisco 49ers would be a no-brainer. Josh Johnson has outplayed Blaine Gabbert this preseason, no ifs, ands or buts. After four preseason games, Gabbert is 22-for-47 for 186 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Show More Summary

San Francisco 49ers' projected roster

Examining the San Francisco 49ers' roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Colin Kaepernick Blaine Gabbert Gabbert solidified his spot with Sunday's performance. RUNNING BACKS (5) Frank Gore Carlos Hyde Bruce Miller LaMichael James Jewel Hampton Hey,...Show More Summary

NFL preseason: Blaine Gabbert leads 49ers to 1st exhibition touchdown

The 49ers drove downfield in the final minute of the second quarter to take a 10-7 halftime lead over the Chargers. The San Francisco 49ers have finally scored their first touchdown of the preseason. Blaine Gabbert found Vance McDonald...Show More Summary

Blaine Gabbert will relieve Colin Kaepernick on Sunday

When starter Colin Kaepernick departs Sunday’s preseason game vs. San Diego, Blaine Gabbert will have another chance to prove he’s got what it takes to hold the 49ers’ backup QB job this season. Coach Jim Harbaugh indicated Friday that Gabbert, the Jaguars’ former starting quarterback, would be first up in relief of Kaepernick in Sunday’s…

San Francisco 49ers: Should Blaine Gabbert or Josh Johnson Be the Backup QB?

The San Francisco 49ers seem to have a backup-quarterback problem. None of Blaine Gabbert, Josh Johnson or McLeod Bethel-Thompson have lit the world on fire during the first two preseason games. In fact, their stat lines have been quite depressing: Gabbert’s been the worst statistically, but he’s also suffered the most from receiver drops. Show More Summary

With Gabbert struggling, what will 49ers do behind Kaepernick?

When the Jacksonville Jaguars sent Blaine Gabbert to the San Francisco 49ers in the spring, it was easy to say that they sold the former top-10 pick for pennies on the dollar. Now it looks like the Jaguars fleeced them. Gabbert has been...Show More Summary

After shutout, Jim Harbaugh backs his backup quarterbacks

In two exhibition games, 49ers backup quarterbacks Blaine Gabbert, Josh Johnson and McLeod Bethel-Thompson have led San Francisco to zero points. But head coach Jim Harbaugh reportedly isn’t inclined to bring in other options at the position. “We got good quarterbacks,” Harbaugh said after the 49ers’ 34-0 home loss to Denver on Sunday, according to…

Jim Harbaugh likes what he’s seen from Blaine Gabbert — really

Sometimes 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has a unique perspective on the world. But today, he’s seeing something the rest of us definitely haven’t. Harbaugh said he was pleased with backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert, after Gabbert posted  a sharp 1.7 passer rating in the preseason opener. “Nothing’s set in stone, but (I’m) very pleased with the…

San Francisco 49ers: Breaking Down Blaine Gabbert's Disastrous Debut

Arguably the worst part of watching the San Francisco 49ers’ first preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens was watching the ongoing struggles of Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert was brought in to San Francisco to be the backup quarterback. Show More Summary

Blaine Gabbert has an unsurprising dud in his 49ers preseason debut

The only reason the Blaine Gabbert-to-49ers trade made any sense is that you had to give San Francisco the benefit of the doubt. The 49ers are one of the best-run organizations in football, with one of the deepest rosters in the NFL,...Show More Summary

Blaine Gabbert struggles in 49ers debut

At best, it was a case of a quarterback adjusting to a new team, a new scheme and new teammates. At worst, it was quite inauspicious. But no matter how you look at it, Blaine Gabbert had a rough go of it in his first game with the 49ers. Gabbert, the Jaguars’ former starting quarterback,…

San Francisco 49ers: Can Blaine Gabbert Salvage His NFL Career?

At the beginning of the month, we looked at similarity scores for Colin Kaepernick to try to figure out how he will improve in 2014. However, Kaepernick isn ’t the only quarterback from the class of 2011 on the San Francisco 49ers roster. Show More Summary

San Francisco 49ers' projected roster

Examining the San Francisco 49ers' roster: QUARTERBACKS (2) Colin Kaepernick Blaine Gabbert Because of heavy competition elsewhere, the 49ers will likely only carry two quarterbacks. They finished last season that way. The competition...Show More Summary

What Should Houston Texans Get out of Possible Andre Johnson Trade?

Blockbuster trades are a rarity in the NFL. For every Trent Richardson trade, there are five Blaine Gabbert trades that don’t move the needle in the slightest. That’s why disgruntled Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson being traded to the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks or Denver Broncos (now that would be fun) hasn ’t happened yet. Show More Summary

Jacksonville Jaguars: Why Blake Bortles Could Easily Be the Next Blaine Gabbert

In the 2011 NFL draft, the Jaguars selected Blaine Gabbert with the 10th overall selection, but the young signal-caller struggled mightily. In his three years with Jacksonville, Gabbert recorded an abysmal 66.4 passer rating. In 2014...Show More Summary

Blaine Gabbert making good case for 49ers backup job

Blaine Gabbert's career never came together with the Jaguars, but he's opened some eyes with his new team, the 49ers.

Gabbert strengthens his grip on the backup job in San Francisco

Earlier this year, noted quarterback whisperer Jim Harbaugh took on perhaps his biggest reclamation project yet when the 49ers traded for a failed top-10 pick who had fallen far out of favor in Jacksonville. Blaine Gabbert, former Jaguar, arrived in San Francisco in March.  Via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Gabbert has emerged through offseason workouts…

49ers sign Kaepernick to six-year extension worth $126M

The San Francisco 49ers knew they couldn't head into the season with Blaine Gabbert making more than Colin Kaepernick. That's why, after the two sides met Tuesday, they came to an agreement on a six-year contract extension, according...Show More Summary

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