It was a brutal matchup for Gabbert, and he predictably struggled, failing to throw a touchdown pass. The
Gabbert completed 17 of 36 passes for 243 yards to go along with a pair of both touchdowns and interceptions during Sunday's loss to the Panthers. He also added 10 yards and a score in three attempts on the ground.
Gabbert whipped the ball around the field often Sunday, finding nine different pass-catchers throughout the contest. His stats were padded by a 75-yard touchdown throw to tight end Vance McDonald, but the 49ers were ultimately unsuccessful in their comeback attempt after trailing 31-10 heading into the fourth quarter. Gabbert will have his hands full once again next week against the talented Seattle defense, making him quite a risky fantasy play.
Gabbert completed 22 of 35 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 28-0 win over Los Angeles. He added 43 rushing yards on nine carries and did not commit a turnover.
Gabbert played the role of game manager in his debut for Chip Kelly's offense. The majority of his completions were made on short and safe throws to his wideouts and running backs. Anytime he attempted to go further than 15 yards his throws became errant. The greatest example of this was in the first quarter when he had Jeremy Kerley wide open down the field and overshot his receiver in what would have been a certain long touchdown. On the positive side, Gabbert displayed his athleticism by rushing for several first downs and finishing with 43 yards on the ground. His running ability could give him sneaky value in weeks with a good matchup, but the veteran's lack of downfield touch makes him a low-end option at quarterback.
Head coach Chip Kelly said Saturday that
All 43 of Gabbert's preseason snaps occurred with the first-team offense, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee, while Colin Kaepernick's 49 were scattered about. While the expectation came to pass, the decision was likely more about Gabbert's decision-making than anything. In the end, his exhibitions reps yielded 146 yards and one touchdown on 55 percent passing to go with five carries for 33 yards.
Gabbert entered the preseason in a battle with Colin Kaepernick for the starting quarterback job in San Francisco. The latter dealt with injuries and didn't enter a game until the third week of the preseason while the former didn't do anything to lose ground in the competition. Gabbert also sat out the final preseason game -- which is customary for starters to do -- and all signs point to a Week 1 start. It is important to note that head coach Chip Kelly hasn't officially named his starting quarterback, and he said he would give Kaepernick a fair shot at winning the job, but it would be surprising to see anyone but Gabbert under center against the Rams on Sept. 12.
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