Blaine Gabbert finally eclipsed the 300-yard mark on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers for the first time of the year, despite playing with reportedly a torn labrum on his non-throwing shoulder. Gabbert didn't seem to show any ill effects from the injury during the game, despite grimacing after taking some shots and attempting a quarterback sneak.
The day after the game, Gabbert had nothing but normal post-game soreness according to head coach Mike Mularkey.
"He’s got the normal soreness of the game. He took some hits again," Mularkey told the media on Monday. "Everybody is sore after games. There’s nobody excused from that."
Gabbert's improvement on Sunday was noticeable, as it should be when your second-year trigger man has a career day.
"He feels good. Actually I met with him this morning on a couple of things to talk about his improvement," Mularkey said. "I thought he took a step forward with some of the throws that he made, some of the down the field throws. Some of the other ones I think we could have also made. Those are things in his progress that we’ve got to keep up with.