I thought he had a mixed game, as all rookies in the starting role are going to have in their first experience. He had one really bad pass on an overthrow that could have gone for a pick, a throw or two that was behind the receiver, but also had at least 2-3 drops (including two that ended each series). He held the ball too long a few times, but threw with a lot of velocity, was accurate on most throws, and had a lot of poise for a guy with a leaky OL. Gabbert faced a lot of pressure tonight.
He is clearly not ready to start Week One, nobody from this draft class is ready. However, a pretty solid performance for a rookie. I think the team will be really pleased with his effort.
I have Gabbert as the star QB of this draft class, and the top offensive player on my board when the Niners selected at number seven.
[ Edited by MadDog49er on Aug 11, 2011 at 7:42 PM ]