Blaine Gabbert became the 49ers' starting quarterback prior to San Francisco's Week 9 game against the Falcons.

Over seven contests, he has completed 150-of-238 passes (63 percent) for 1,677 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions. He has also racked up 178 rush yards and a score.

"Ultimately, what you're looking at is a quarterback that has some positive traits and always teases because he's got a live arm and he has light feet and moves well -- so he teases," Greg Cosell said on KNBR 680-AM on Wednesday morning.

Last Sunday in Detroit, Gabbert completed 22 of 33 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns, but the majority of his production came in the first half.

The 49ers registered 265 total yards over the first 30 minutes and went into the locker room tied at 17 apiece.

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After intermission, the 49ers gained just 57 total yards and did not score.

"He made a number of good throws this week," Cosell explained. "I think they had their best half of football offensively probably since he's been the starter ... he can tease because he can make throws. But I think overall, in the six games in which he started, you're seeing a lot of the traits that he's exhibited throughout his career going back to Missouri.

"And one of the most troublesome, is he's not a real firm pocket player. He tends to perceive pressure, he tends to see ghosts as we say, he tends to move when there's no reason to move, and when you do that you leave throws on the field and you disrupt the timing and rhythm of an offense ... and that's not likely to change."


Gabbert is under contract next season and as things stand right now, is likely to open the 2016 campaign as the 49ers' starting quarterback.

But according to former 49ers tight end Brent Jones, the Red and Gold "need a quarterback of the future. We do not have a quarterback of the future. I don't care what anybody tells you."