It’s $1.59 Million For Blaine Gabbert

April 6th, 2019

Yes, the Buccaneers’ got backup QB Blaine Gabbert at the NFL equivalent of a Bealls Outlet store.

Joe suspects Team Glazer, Jason Licht and Bucco Bruce Arians have never been to a Bealls Outlet, but you get the idea.

Gabbert was cheap. Real cheap.

Joe’s guessing the Bucs were sick and tired of flushing money on expensive backup quarterbacks. First it was Josh McCown who brought a 16-22 record as a starter to the Bucs and was named the starter a few days after he arrived. Brilliant!! He cost Team Glazer $5 million when Mike Glennon could have won the Chase for Jameis all on his own for 85 percent less money.

Then it was Ryan Fitzpatrick, who played like Ryan Fitzpatrick last season when asked to do more than Band-Aid duty. He earned about $3.3 million in 2018.

Now it’s on to Gabbert. Reliable updated its Buccaneers salary cap page and it shows Gabbert will take home $1.59 million on a one-year deal for 2019. It’s a $1 million salary plus the rest in a roster bonus. If Ryan Griffin makes the team, he’ll earn $1.25 million.

Joe would love to see the Bucs find a developmental quarterback to be their No. 3 this season.

It seems almost criminal to have the ultimate quarterback whisperer as head coach and not have him pick and develop a young backup on the cheap. Sorry, Joe doesn’t consider Griffin, who turns 30 in November, to be in that category. Gabbert turns 30 in October.

That doesn’t necessarily mean drafting a QB late in the draft. It could be an undrafted guy, or a dude who gets cut after preseason.

23 Responses to “It’s $1.59 Million For Blaine Gabbert”

  1. Buc believer Says:

    Bealls outlet store??? More like Salvation Army or Goodwill discount rack!

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    That is exactly what we needed to do…….an experienced backup for peanuts.

  3. SCBucsFan Says:

    Joe don’t leave us hanging Griffin turns what?

  4. Magadude Says:

    This is great news; I’m so ecstatic. (thump of my head)

    They can pay $4-8 million for backup QB with a losing record to join a that is cash-strapped and bound for another 5-7 wins, or they can pay $1.59 million for a QB with a losing record to join a team that is cash-strapped and bound for another 5-7 wins. Please pardon my as I try to contain my enthusiasm. I will add though, at least Fitz and McCown were leaders, so to speak–with Fitz being much better on that note. Gabbert is a loser on all counts. No confidence. Any thoughts on why this guy is still available for so cheap so late? Yeah. Exactly.

    Sorry guys, but I am really upset they didn’t give Ryan Griffin a chance to start and play in some of those games last year. Why? Because to the end Koetter was somehow trying to save his job. And Jason let him. Oh, let me repeat: And Jason let him. And Jason is till the GM. This is rebuilding folks; they just don’t want to use the word because that kills ticket sales.

    I hope like crazy that there is a QB competition and Griffen has a shot. He is super accurate in practice and did well in the preseaons past. It is not his fault he didn’t get any game time. He is better than Gabbert; I know this. This is an example of how Koetter and Jason continue to hurt this team even after all the coaches are cleaned out. Look, I like both of those guys, but Jason should have been gone.

    And frankly, Arians is not going to be any better for this team than Lovie was. And there is all the hype about Fat Jamies…a guy so corrupt and rotten even the mother of his child won’t marry him. And that is fair game…

    This team needs to rebuild…yet again.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    That should be a wake up go for Jameis….hope it doesn’t put too much pressure on him….

  6. AlteredEgo Says:

    That should be a wake up call for Jameis…hope its not too much pressure on him…

  7. Magadude Says:

    Sorry for the mispellings in my last…I know you get my message though…

    Let me add. Here are are again, saying we need D line, O line, D secondary, and RB in the draft, even though we spend high picks or big money on all in FA. And I’m sad to say, due to business, after this year, we will need a QB.

    Rebuild. Sucks, from this 20 year season tix holder.

  8. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Gabbert was cheap because he sucks – biggest bust in Jaguars history

  9. Magadude Says:

    One more…we WERE good at WR. And we couldn’t pay Rudy, a fan favorite. While not surprising and not unjustified, lost DJax. Because our sorry sack person at QB can’t get along, can’t hit him. Not sure losing Kwon will hurt, but we probably should have tried to keep him. But couldn’t afford him. Then there is GMC on the market…may have to cut him outright. smdh.

  10. Magadude Says:

    Alanbucsfan…yup. concise and accurate.

  11. Negative Nancy Says:

    Dwayne Haskins would have been awfully nice to get at #5.

  12. DooshLaRue Says:

    2 things:

    I think Licht shops at Bealls and that’s where he got his sweet burgundy blazer Joe.

    And Alan, I’d have to say Blackmon was the Jags biggest bust…. I mean if you throw out the fact that NOSBOS was a fair weather fan of theirs recently!

  13. Magadude Says:

    Although…I do remember Blaine Gabbert kicked the Bucs a$$. Sad.

  14. DB55 Says:

    We overpaid! Once again.

  15. NOSBOS Says:

    Douchelarue all on my jock again. Figures,I won’t even dis you this time. Like a little aggy little brother to me. As for Blaine he’s another player familiar with the system therefore he can be of assistance on the practice field and in the classroom. Put-it-together people😆.

  16. DooshLaRue Says:


    I’m gonna diss ya till I miss ya…… which usually is about 4 weeks into each new season…… when poof…….you disappear!

  17. Jean Lafitte Says:

    I thought we already had a developmental QB on the roster already.

    QB Joe Callahan who we pilfered from the Saints PS.

  18. NOSBOS Says:

    Douche you must’ve been raised by nuns if you consider that dissin son.

  19. pick6 Says:

    the hope is probably that he never plays, and ideally gets beat out in training camp by someone. i personally think that they are hoping he’s enough of a “name” that someone else will grab him next year and boost the team’s results in the compensatory pick formula. Arians has never been one to put emphasis on a sexy backup, he seems to bet on the starter making it through the year and is looking for guts and brains in his backups. I know that Gabbert is not the most capable dude when he lines up under center, but i have no basis to evaluate his “makeup” which i think Arians is really focused on with his backups

  20. D-Rome Says:

    Griffin is probably better. Hope he’s given a fair opportunity to prove it.

  21. adam from ny Says:

    ryan griffin is so out of here with the change of regime…next could be cam brate as well…humphries is already gone with the wind…so the cute little “house of taint” trifecta might become an empty locale with all 3 donning new unis this season…maybe they can sublet the place to casey phillips and a couple cheerleaders

  22. Anonymous Says:

    If you really think this team is playoff bound why not a decent back up for insurance. If Winston wasnt the problem and Arians is going to fix the running game and defense why not have some insurance if Winston gets hurt. Doesn’t make sense unless we went crap because of our fragile w eater.


  23. Ethan Raphael Says:

    Gabbert signed for the money he would have made in Tennessee if they hadn’t traded for Tannehill. Plus a bit of bonus money. I guess it would be hard for him to ask for a raise in those circumstances. But he’s been one of the best bangs for the buck going at QB over the years in terms of how much each of his starts or wins has cost a team. Arians loves Gabbert, for his physical talent, his smarts, and his character. Said he was one of the best he ever coached in all three departments when they were together in Az in 2017.