QB Blaine Gabbert re-signing 1-year, $2.5 million deal with Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Once again, Tampa Bay Buccaneers mentor Bruce Arians has kept his word.
Days in the wake of saying the Bucs would work to re-sign Tom Brady’s top backup, quarterback Blaine Gabbert, the team is in fact re-signing Gabbert to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million, a source revealed to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Gabbert, who has played in 60 career games with 48 beginnings, recently acquired $1.187 million out of 2020 and $1.6 million out of 2019.
Last season, Gabbert, 31, completed 9 of 16 passes for 143 yards and two scores without any captures, with everything except one of those pass endeavors coming in the second half against the Detroit Lions in Week 16, when Arians picked to rest Brady.
The Bucs chose quarterback Kyle Trask in the second round of the NFL draft a week ago, yet Arians said that would not block them from re-marking Gabbert. The group additionally re-marked Ryan Griffin, who was a year ago’s third-string reinforcement, prior this offseason.
Gabbert enters his third season with the Bucs, subsequent to going through 2018 with the Tennessee Titans, 2017 with Arians and the Arizona Cardinals, 2014-16 with the San Francisco 49ers and 2011-13 with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Gabbert has had a eventful offseason. As well as going to the Kentucky Derby with Brady and Griffin on Saturday, he wedded long-term darling Bekah Mills in Paradise Valley, Arizona, in March.