Blaine Gabbert would like to forget his debut as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.
Playing most the first and all of the second quarter, Gabbert completed just three passes on 11 attempts for 20 yards. Tack on a sack and an interception, and you end up with a QB rating of just 1.7.
On one drive, in consecutive throws, Gabbert overthrew his receivers on out patterns near the sidelines, both throws sailing high and into the 49er bench.
Gabbert followed up with a bad pass that was intercepted and later on, a sack by Baltimore Ravens rookie linebacker C.J. Mosley.
It’s only preseason, and Gabbert is learning an entirely new offense, so this perhaps is just a bump in the road.
If Gabbert however, continues to play the way he did on Thursday, the 49ers might be in a position to take a look at other quarterbacks on their roster, most notably Josh Johnson, who played for head coach Jim Harbaugh at the University of San Diego and was a member of the 2012 49ers before being released.
The 49ers don’t play again until August 17 against the Denver Broncos.