Arizona Cardinals: Ranking The NFC West Quarterbacks

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The NFC West can boast about having some very good quarterbacks in its midst

Every team in the NFC West, the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, and St. Louis Rams, can all say they have a bona fide number one quarterback.  Each team’s starting quarterback has his own qualities that makes him a leader and a winner.

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Here is the way I see the NFC West quarterbacks as it stands right now.  There was no science behind this other than taking a look at each quarterback’s body of work.

I rank the quarterbacks from eight to one, counting each starting quarterback and the backups.

Oct 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Blaine Gabbert (2) during the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

8. Blaine Gabbert, San Francisco 49ers

Gabbert has been an interesting story to start his career.  Drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011, Gabbert threw 22 touchdowns and 24 interceptions in his three seasons there.  He was the guy and many thought he would be the man to lead the team to greater things.  It didn’t happen.  He ended up playing in just 28 games in his three seasons in Jacksonville.

Gabbert was traded to the 49ers in March of 2014.  At the time he was highly spoken of by then-head coach Jim Harbaugh.  Gabbert saw action in only one regular season game as a backup last season.  Then the 49ers re-signed him to a new two-year $2 million contract in the offseason.  So, he comes cheap as a backup but the 49ers could be in trouble if anything happens to starting quarterback Colin Kaepernick.