Cardinals reportedly will sign QB Blaine Gabbert to a one-year deal
The Arizona Cardinals are adding a little insurance at quarterback, reportedly signing Blaine Gabbert to a one-year deal.
Former 49ers' and Jaguars' QB Blaine Gabbert is signing a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 10, 2017
Blaine Gabbert is expected to sign a 1-year deal with the #Cardinals tomorrow, source said.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 10, 2017
Gabbert started five games last season with the 49ers, completing 57 percent of his passes for 925 yards with five touchdowns and six interceptions in 2016. The 27-year-old is set to join his third team after being taken with the 10th pick in the 2011 draft by the Jaguars.
The Cardinals gave starter Carson Palmer a one-year extension earlier this offseason after throwing for 4,233 yards with 26 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last year. Gabbert likely will compete with Drew Stanton for the backup role in Arizona.
Gabbert won the starting job at the beginning of last season with the 49ers only to be replaced by Colin Kaepernick, who is still unsigned. Gabbert ended the year third on the 49ers’ depth chart behind Kaepernick and Christian Ponder.