Free agent quarterback Blaine Gabbert has reportedly been in talks with the Arizona Cardinals according to the Houston Chronicle‘s Aaron Wilson.
Cardinals in talks with quarterback Blaine Gabbert, according to a source
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 2, 2017
Gabbert most recently spent three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, starting a total of 13 games in the process.
He was awarded the starting job, replacing quarterback Colin Kaepernick mid-way through the 2015 season. He then lost his starting privileges after putting up a 1-4 record at the start of the 2016 year.
At a mere 27 years old, Gabbert would make for a serviceable backup beyond veteran starter Carson Palmer. He is not the best option in a the dwindling pool of free agents, but he is not the worst.
The Cardinals currently have Drew Stanton and second-year quarterback Zac Dysert on their depth chart. They failed to select any rookies in the draft.
Gabbert is a former first-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars from back in 2011.