It does not take an individual with far superior knowledge of football or fantasy football to know Blaine Gabbert was terrible last season.
In 15 games played, Gabbert only completed 50.8 percent of his passes for 2,214 yards.
Gabbert continued to impress by throwing 12 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He was personally responsible for 16 turnovers within the Jacksonville offense.
In addition to his continued needed development, Gabbert is now adjusting to a new offense and head coach with the hiring of Mike Mularkey.
Despite Murlarkey’s track record as a quarterback guru as an assistant, Mularkey has never proven his skills translate to being an NFL head coach. In his two seasons in Buffalo, Mularkey led the Bills to a 14-18 record and left amidst a quarterback controversy between J.P. Losman and Kelly Holcomb.
Jacksonville made strides this offseason to improve their passing game with the drafting of Justin Blackmon, and the signings of Laurent Robinson and Lee Evans. But without Gabbert standing upright, these signings might just be obsolete.
Gabbert was sacked 8.8 percent of the time when attempting to pass. To give you a reference point, Drew Brees led the NFL in lowest percentage of times sacked when attempting a pass with a number of 3.5 percent.
The offense will once again revolve around running back Maurice Jones-Drew. The lack of overall talent on the Jacksonville offense, with the question marks surrounding Blaine Gabbert, will make Gabbert an absolute non-factor when it comes to drafting a quarterback for fantasy football.