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Ian Rapoport reported on Thursday that the Bucs will re-sign quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a one-year deal.

Brought in to be Jameis Winston’s backup in 2019 after playing with the Cardinals under head coach Bruce Arians in 2017, Gabbert’s season ended before it could ever begin after dislocating his shoulder in the team’s third preseason game against the Cleveland Browns.

Gabbert would be placed on the injured reserve in September and never returned to Tampa Bay’s active roster.

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BigSombrero
1 year ago

Whew! I was starting to get worried the Bucs wouldn’t have a great backup for Tom!

Look out Saints, Seahawks, Packers, and 49ers! This team is stacked at QB!!

Captain Sly
Reply to  BigSombrero
1 year ago

Quality Depth Signing! I see no problems with this GO Bucs!

Dave
Reply to  Captain Sly
1 year ago

Seriously Slay. You can only play 1 QB at a time. It makes no sense to spend big money for a backup to the most durable QB in the league, who’s missed games due to injury in 1 season out of 20. And none of the playoff teams or teams with elite QB’s have a good backup. Here’s a list of the backups of all last years playoff teams. Pats – Stidham. Bills – M.Barkley. Texans – AJ McCarron. Titans – Logan Woodside. Ravens – RG3. Chiefs – C.Henne. Eagles – N.Sudfeld. Packers – T.Boyle. Vikings – S.Mannion. Saints –… Read more »

Captain Sly
Reply to  Dave
1 year ago

Did you watch backup Ryan Tannehill or Teddy Bridgewater lead the Saints 5-0? What about the Pittsburgh Steelers after Big Ben got hurt relying on someone named Duck Hodges? No Thank You. I’ll take my chances with a quality backup like Nick Foles hoisting a Superbowl MVP Trophy which the Eagles will never regret.

Spitfire
Reply to  Captain Sly
1 year ago

Bridgewater is a rare occurance as a backup and the Titans will be regretting paying Tannehill what they did this year. Having a serviceable backup is the most you can hope for because good backups become starters in a hurry. Nobody thought Tannehill was anything decent until he managed to simply not lose games last year, because that’s all he did. If you want a starter quality backup that isn’t a rookie you have to pay way too much for it, which is why drafting someone would be the best way to go in my opinion.

MIArmysoldier
Reply to  Spitfire
1 year ago

Not to mention a guy named Derrick Henry that took copious amounts of pressure off the QB and a decent O-line to protect him.

BigSombrero
Reply to  BigSombrero
1 year ago

Lol. Why so many downvotes? You guys don’t like Gabbert? He was here last year, knows the offense, has some pedigree, and comes cheap.

Robert
1 year ago

I was hoping that Jameis would sit behind TB12 and learn, but oh well, Blaine should be good too. It’s just sad to see Winston just sittin out there.

scohad
1 year ago

Meh! Ryan Griffin proved he was better last year. So, unless there is a surprise draft choice, QB is done. Still cap room for a vet Safety/Corner and a RB. Rookies don’t block for QB’s well.

Spitfire
1 year ago

I know QB isn’t an immediate need, I just stand by the idea that if they draft someone like Hurts this year Day 2 or later it will let everyone sit a little easier. For one, we would have our future starter if Brady gets hurt and for two, our playbook is not quick to learn. So having a quality guy learning the playbook and learning behind Brady will make for possibly not missing a step after his 2-3 year run is over. Gabbert at least knows the system already so he can not only be a backup but help… Read more »

Dave
Reply to  Spitfire
1 year ago

Perfectly said Spitfire. 100% agree. The perfect backup is one that’s inexpensive, knows the system, has starter experience, and can be ready to go in if an injury occurs to the starter. That’s it. Most teams carry a backup hoping they never have to use him.

bucballer
Reply to  Spitfire
1 year ago

I don’t know about Gabbert being a quality Back-up because I can’t remember ever seeing him play QB. I do know that we don’t want to invest big money in a backup because of payroll concerns. Gabbert’s cost, is I’m sure, very reasonable. My only issue is Brady’s age. He’s 42-43 so he’s good till he’s not! I feel he is an upgrade at the position but I also know that at 42 he could throw his back out taking out the garbage, putting on his shoes, or merely stepping out f the shower. 43 is not 33 for sure!… Read more »

bucballer
Reply to  Spitfire
1 year ago

I like ur thinking Spitfire! I too like Hurts. I think he would be an excellent talent to sit behind Brady for a couple of years!

Agree with Gabbert being experienced NFL starter, although I can’t remember ever seeing him play. The Gabbert signing could turn out to be our most important signing this offseason! I’m just saying…

PissedOffBuc1988
Reply to  Spitfire
1 year ago

You and I are on the same level and you make a good point about gabbart and his familiarity with the offense. I still want to see Tampa take a QB in this draft. Really was hoping they would sign PJ Walker, but oh well

martinii
1 year ago

It is nice to think we don’t have to draft a QB in early rounds. Have more critical needs along the trenches and Running game. Gabbert will fill in if he can stay healthy and then there is always Griffin, really don’t know what he can do.

Dman
1 year ago

I’ve never been a Gabbert fan, but it’s really more about knowledge of the scheme and ability to help TB than his QB skill. Let’s hope it’s for a REALLY good price.

Dave
Reply to  Dman
1 year ago

Dman. That’s it. As long as he knows the system and is inexpensive, it’s a smart move. There’s a very real chance we have little to no training camp. So this year more than ever, is important to have a backup they don’t have to teach an entirely new system to. Next year is a different story. And besides, we can’t afford an expensive backup. It’ll be interesting to see if they land a QB in the draft.

twspin
1 year ago

I was hoping we would get a top notch backup. Trust me..we will need him during the season when Mr Durable..goes down. Maybe Gabbert can handle it. I’m not exactly excited about him. We shall see.

magoobee
1 year ago

Cap room is tight after giving a raise to almost the entire defense and paying Brady.

Bucsfan1983
1 year ago

Is he healthy now?

76Buc
1 year ago

I’ve got a bad feeling that we will need him early.

twspin
Reply to  76Buc
1 year ago

Like I’ve said, God help us when Brady goes down. We placed all out hopes and dreams on a guy who cannot run 5 yrds. You would think Arians would go ahead and bring in a top backup. Has Gabbert ever played a game in the NFL?

Dave
Reply to  twspin
1 year ago

You mean IF he goes down. And has Gabbert ever played a game in the NFL? You’re joking right?

PissedOffBuc1988
1 year ago

Tom Brady is an elite stop gap. He lets us win now with the talent we have so that it doesn’t get wasted. Brate and oj now become very important to this offense. If you don’t think that Bruce Arians won’t be heavily influenced by Tom Brady and what he likes to do, you are sadly mistaken. The tight end is very important to Brady and we have 2 guys that are above average athlete’s at the position. What we need now is to build the offensive line and get a running back that we can rely on. As for… Read more »

seat26
1 year ago

I want to say that I HATE the new Page set up. It stinks. But worse, I want to say that all this speculation about the 2020 Season seems odd. I think most of us realize that it will be a miracle if we have a Season. It certainly will not be in Stadiums with fans. Imagine the PR nightmare there will be when the first NFL player contracts the Virus or dies? Imagine if a mass infection occurs because of a Stadium filled with infected fans. Start thinking about 2021. Which means in this draft we need to get… Read more »

Bradenton BucFan
Reply to  seat26
1 year ago

Glazers never think that far ahead

Dave
Reply to  seat26
1 year ago

There WILL be a season

Naplesfan
Reply to  Dave
1 year ago

Nobody knows now. We won’t know until mid to late summer whether and how football will proceed this year.

DerLutz
1 year ago

Offtopic:
The draft cap of every team except the Bucs has been released. Will the logo be changed too?

Johnny Cannons
1 year ago

I watched Gabbert play live (against K-State, SR!) the year before he was drafted. His play wasn’t remarkable as I remember it, but I figured the guy would have a solid NFL career. I thought he was a better prospect than Blake Bortles.

More importantly for Tampa, I think this removes the idea that they use even a single draft pick on a QB and underscores the ‘win NOW’ scenario. Hope Tommy Touchdown holds up and is around to mentor a draft pick next year.

fredster
1 year ago

O don’t like this new format on PR either. I have no idea if Gabbert can still play. He stunk as starter, but that was long time ago he may have grown. Who knows. Hoping we don’t find out, but if Brady stays healthy will be a miracle. I don’t care what he did 20 years in New England at some point you hit a wall and at 43 likely coming. Its not complicated if You want to make an average QB look good and win games. You give them good O line, great run game and defense. Exactly what… Read more »

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