Last Night Reminded The World That Blaine Gabbert Is Hopeless And Chad Henne Isn'tJack Dickey11/09/12 2:05pmFiled to: Jacksonville Jaguarschad henneBlaine GabbertNflquarterbacksNewsGettypic17EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWe wondered in September why the Jaguars had refused to bench Blaine Gabbert (pictured above, on his ass)—their woeful second-year quarterback—in favor of Chad Henne, their slightly below-average (serviceable!) young veteran backup. Since then, Gabbert's play has, uh, I guess we could say picked up: he now ranks 29th among qualified quarterbacks in ESPN's Total QBR stat. Gabbert shouldn't get too excited: He outranks only Mark Sanchez, Arizona's Johnvin Skolbton nightmare tandem, and poor, miserable Brandon Weeden. All the other metrics concur in conveying his wretchedness: Gabbert ranks 32nd in Football Outsiders' DYAR—defense-adjusted yards above replacement—counting stat and 33rd in Outsiders' DVOA rate stat, ahead only of Matt Cassel. If Blaine Gabbert isn't the NFL's worst starter, he's down there.