Blaine Gabbert signed his contract Thursday evening. The contract is for 4-year and worth $12-million dollar, all guaranteed, with a fifth year option for the team that would pay the QB the average of the top-10 quarterbacks in the league. The deal is actually worth less than Tyson Alualu’s deal. Just to put this in perspective, Sam Bradford’s deal (the #1 overall pick of 2010) was a 6-year, $78 million contract, with $50 million guaranteed. The Jags dodged a bullet with this new CBA, saving themselves millions.
Gabbert was able to make it out to practice, albeit later than everyone else. The crowd, upon realizing who was coming out of the building, welcomed him with jubilation. Gabbert didn’t do much during the practice, but he did complete one pass to Brock Bolen for about 20 yards. Gabbert luckily had the playbook given to him immediately after the team drafted him, so while his learning curve is great, it would have been a lot greater if he had only received his playbook yesterday.