Titans agree to deal with QB Blaine Gabbert

Titans agree to deal with QB Blaine Gabbert

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a deal with veteran Blaine Gabbert to serve as their backup quarterback.

Gabbert, a former first-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011, has also spent time with the San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals.

Gabbert will take over the role behind starter Marcus Mariota, replacing backup Matt Cassel, who was released after two seasons in Tennessee.

Gabbert made five starts for the Cardinals last season, including a win over the Titans in December. He completed 95 of 171 passes in 2017 for 1,086 yards with six touchdowns and six interceptions. For his career, Gabbert has completed 55.9 percent of his passes for 8,437 yards with 44 TD passes and 43 interceptions.

His mobility should allow the Titans to not have to change their offense as much as in years past when Mariota has been unavailable due to injuries.

In addition to Mariota and Gabbert, the Titans also have Alex Tanney and Tyler Ferguson currently on their roster at the quarterback position.

In another Titans-related transaction, the team missed out on signing star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who accepted a reported one-year, $14 million deal from the Los Angeles Rams.
Suh had visited with the Titans, who were one of three visits he made after being released by the Miami Dolphins earlier this month.

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