Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (11) scrabbles out of the pocket during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Report: San Francisco 49ers Acquire QB Blaine Gabbert From Jacksonville Jaguars

According to a report, the San Francisco 49ers have acquired quarterback Blaine Gabbert from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick.


Gabbert was the 10th overall pick by the Jaguars out of Missouri in 2011, where he was a starter for two seasons and threw for 6,822 yards and 40 touchdowns.

That success never translated into the NFL for the 6-foot-4, 235-pounder. He started 14 games as a rookie, incurring 40 sacks while completing only 50.8 percent of his passes for 2,214 yards and 12 touchdowns, with 11 interceptions.

He started 10 games in 2012 before he was placed on injured reserve with an injured right forearm and a torn labrum in his left shoulder. He completed 58.3 percent of his passes for 1,662 yards and nine scores, with six picks.

He lost his starting job after just three games last season, during which he threw seven interceptions and just one touchdown pass and completed only 48.8 percent of his throws for 481 yards.

Jacksonville was just 5-22 in his 27 career starts and once the Jaguars opted to re-sign Chad Henne, the writing was on the wall that Gabbert would be leaving town.

The 49ers were looking for a more experienced backup for Colin Kaepernick. Bethel McLeod-Thompson, who has never taken a snap in a regular season game, was the only other quarterback on the roster.

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