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On a day of amazing deals, the 49ers keep Blaine Gabbert

San Francisco 49ers v Seattle Seahawks

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 14: Blaine Gabbert #2 and Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers look over game images during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 14, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the 49ers 17-7. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

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With a little luck, no more transactions will be made between now and midnight.

Because on a day of unprecedented activity, of trades unimagined and franchise-level players switching teams, nothing can top this.

Blaine Gabbert keeps finding work.

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the 49ers have signed their backup quarterback to a two-year, $2 million deal, to hold clipboard for what is increasingly becoming a ridiculous situation.

It’s actually an interesting coda to a day which saw the quarterback who killed the golden goose of pre-lockout rookie contracts get traded, and also saw another member of the fabled quarterback Class of 2011 retire unexpectedly.

Gabbert actually went two picks after former Titans quarterback Jake Locker in that draft (one spot ahead of some guy named J.J. Watt).

And despite his Real American-ness, he was unable to lift the Jaguars out of mediocrity, leading to his exile to San Francisco.

With all the veteran players leaving the 49ers in droves, there’s a real chance things there are going to get much worse, much sooner.

But at least they have Gabbert.