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Gabbert is not the answer2 min read
November 14, 2015
Don’t jump the shotgun on Blaine Gabbert.
Although Gabbert had a decent game, this is a silver lining that needs to be ignored. Winning is the only thing that matters in sports and Gabbert consistently finds a way to lose games for his team.
During his first three years in the NFL, he has accumulated a massive total of five wins and is currently the second-worst quarterback in terms of winning percentage with a minimum of 20 starts according to ESPN. But since joining the 49ers, Gabbert has a whopping 100 percent winning percentage, so Super Bowl right?
49er-fans, before you start envisioning parades and ring ceremonies let’s remember that Blaine Gabbert is your quarterback. The same player who’s statistically the worst quarterback in the last ten years. His quarterback rating is a paltry 22.6, according to ESPN.
According to Pro Football Reference, since 1970, Blaine Gabbert is the second-worst quarterback of all time in terms of adjusted net yards per attempt trailing only Ryan Leaf. Leaf is widely considered the biggest draft bust in sports history but somehow Gabbert found a way to be a little better than him and land a starting job.
And this is the guy you want to replace Colin Kapernick with? A quarterback that before last season led you to consecutive NFC Championship games and a 21-8 record.
At most, Gabbert is a short-term option that shouldn’t take too much credit for the 49ers 17-16 win over the Atlanta Falcons. Despite a strong first half performance, his two interceptions in the second half almost cost his team the game if it wasn’t for a stalwart San Francisco defense.
It will only get more difficult for Gabbert. Next on the schedule are division rivals, Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals, whose defensive capabilities will surely
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