The Buccaneers are expected to gain a backup quarterback very soon.
According to a report from The Athletic, newly minted head coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Blaine Gabbert will be reunited in Tampa Bay.
The eight-year veteran recently was released by the Titans after just one season.
Nothing final, but expect Bucs to sign veteran QB Blaine Gabbert as a backup in next 24 hours. Played under Arians/Goodwin/Leftwich in Arizona in 2017, was just cut by Titans last week.
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) March 25, 2019
Gabbert, who has spent time in Jacksonville, San Francisco and Arizona (under Arians and other members of the Bucs’ new coaching staff), played the most games last season since he was moved to the backup position in 2013.
He took over for an injured Marcus Mariota in the team’s 2018 season opener and played in eight total games with three starts. The only other time he recorded more starts as a backup was in 2015 with the 49ers (eight games, eight starts).
Gabbert, 29, has a career 13-25 record, 48 passing touchdowns and a 56.2 completion rate.
He will be battling Ryan Griffin for the No. 2 spot.