Report: Former Mizzou QB Blaine Gabbert lands 1-year NFL deal
Blaine Gabbert will have an opportunity to learn from arguably the greatest quarterback in history next season as Tampa Bay has reportedly decided to bring the former Mizzou signal-caller back for another season.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media was the first to report the news. According to Rapoport, Gabbert has been given a one-year deal by the Bucs.
Gabbert was on Tampa’s roster last season but missed most of the season due to injury.
Not only does Gabbert have plenty of starting experience in the NFL, he’s started 48 games during his nine-year career in the NFL, but he’s spent multiple seasons in Bruce Arians’ offensive system. Gabbert’s knowledge of the offense could be of use to Tom Brady, who was signed this offseason to take over the starting quarterback duties in Tampa Bay from Jameis Winston.
In his NFL career, Gabbert has thrown for 9,063 yards and 48 touchdowns after being selected with the 10th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Following his first three years with the Jaguars, Gabbert has bounced around the league, including a one-year stint in Arizona with Arians.
During his final two seasons in Columbia, Gabbert threw for 6,779 yards with 40 touchdowns and 18 interceptions for the Tigers before leaving school early for the NFL.