Blaine Gabbert

Quarterback Johnny Manziel will get the starting nod for the Browns when they take on the 49ers in Cleveland on Sunday. (David Richard/AP)

49ers get dose of Johnny Football

CLEVELAND — Johnny Manziel’s timeout has ended. He’s starting for the Browns…

Quarterback Johnny Manziel will get the starting nod for the Browns when they take on the 49ers in Cleveland on Sunday. (David Richard/AP)
49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Is Gabbert long-term answer?

Jim Tomsula took notice during Blaine Gabbert’s days as a backup quarterback…

49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) passes against the Chicago Bears during the  game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Rare 49ers’ win is half-empty

The 49ers took a small step forward in their 26-20 victory in…

49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) passes against the Chicago Bears during the  game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
San Francisco 49ers strong safety Jimmie Ward (25) dives to the end zone for a touchdown after intercepting a pass as Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) watches during the first half Sunday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Who Knew? Gabbert continues surge, leads 49ers to road win

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears had just taken a late lead when…

San Francisco 49ers strong safety Jimmie Ward (25) dives to the end zone for a touchdown after intercepting a pass as Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) watches during the first half Sunday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) rolls out against the Arizona Cardinals during the game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

49ers’ best not nearly good enough

As 25,000 empty seats at Levi’s Stadium suggested, the 49ers’ season was…

49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) rolls out against the Arizona Cardinals during the game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
Quarterbacks Dylan Thompson, left, and Blaine Gabbert warm up before the 49ers’ 29-13 loss to the Seahawks on Nov. 22 in Seattle. (John Froschauer/AP)

49ers’ Thompson prepares as next man up

SANTA CLARA — The 49ers’ Dylan Thompson has spent the majority of…

Quarterbacks Dylan Thompson, left, and Blaine Gabbert warm up before the 49ers’ 29-13 loss to the Seahawks on Nov. 22 in Seattle. (John Froschauer/AP)
Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) drops the ball after scoring a touchdown ahead of San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Michael Wilhoite (57) on Sunday in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

49ers can’t slow Rawls in 29-13 loss to Seahawks

SEATTLE — Against one of the top defenses in the league, Blaine…

Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) drops the ball after scoring a touchdown ahead of San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Michael Wilhoite (57) on Sunday in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
Blain Gabbert will make his second straight start at quarterback for the 49ers when they head to CenturyLink Field to face the rival Seattle Seahawks. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Tomsula: Leash for Gabbert remains short

The issue of who starts at quarterback might be a week-by-week decision…

Blain Gabbert will make his second straight start at quarterback for the 49ers when they head to CenturyLink Field to face the rival Seattle Seahawks. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Garrett Celek during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

49ers ride Blaine Train

As expected, 49ers coach Jim Tomsula is sticking with Blaine Gabbert as…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Garrett Celek during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) passes against the Atlanta Falcons during the game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

For a day, Gabbert looks golden

You’d be a fool, of course, to just flip the narrative without…

49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) passes against the Atlanta Falcons during the game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) spikes the ball against the Atlanta Falcons in Santa Clara on Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Promoted backup Blaine Gabbert leads 49ers past Falcons

SANTA CLARA — Blaine Gabbert of all people gave the San Francisco…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) spikes the ball against the Atlanta Falcons in Santa Clara on Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert speaks at a news conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. Head coach Jim Tomsula announced that the 49ers have officially made the change at quarterback from Colin Kaepernick to Gabbert. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Gabbert’s leash could be short

Quarterback Blaine Gabbert is no stranger to bleak situations. Four years ago,…

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert speaks at a news conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015. Head coach Jim Tomsula announced that the 49ers have officially made the change at quarterback from Colin Kaepernick to Gabbert. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
49ers head coach Jim Tomsula speaks during a news conference following the  game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in St. Louis. The Rams won 27-6. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)

49ers should blow it up, start over

General manager Trent Baalke, your Mayflower van has arrived. It’s may be…

49ers head coach Jim Tomsula speaks during a news conference following the  game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, in St. Louis. The Rams won 27-6. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst)
In addition to encroaching defenders, Colin Kaepernick ought to be hearing the footsteps of 49ers backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who could see some snaps if the San Francisco starter gets off to a slow start. (Ben Margot/AP)

Kaepernick playing for job in prime time

The 49ers may have a difficult decision to make on Colin Kaepernick’s…

In addition to encroaching defenders, Colin Kaepernick ought to be hearing the footsteps of 49ers backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who could see some snaps if the San Francisco starter gets off to a slow start. (Ben Margot/AP)
Ben Margot/AP PhotoThe 49ers have re-signed quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a two-year contract.

49ers keep quarterback Gabbert for 2 years, release Johnson

SANTA CLARA — The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed quarterback Blaine Gabbert…

Ben Margot/AP PhotoThe 49ers have re-signed quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a two-year contract.
Sam Greenwood/Getty ImagesJaguars QB Blaine Gabbert is out for Sunday's game after he sliced open the back of his throwing hand.

Jaguars quarterback Gabbert won't play against Raiders

Blaine Gabbert is a sideline spectator again. The Jacksonville Jaguars ruled out…

Sam Greenwood/Getty ImagesJaguars QB Blaine Gabbert is out for Sunday's game after he sliced open the back of his throwing hand.