SANTA CLARA -- Quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who saw action in just one game last season as Colin Kaepernick’s backup, is reportedly coming back to the 49ers.
Gabbert is “staying in San Francisco,” a source told ESPN. The deal is scheduled to pay him $2 million for two years -- the same salary he made last season with the 49ers.
Currently, Kaepernick is the only quarterback on the 49ers’ roster. The 49ers were believed to be interested in signing free-agent Jake Locker, but Locker announced his retirement on Tuesday after just four NFL seasons.
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The 49ers originally acquired Gabbert in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars last year on the first day of the league year. Gabbert’s only action during the regular season came in a 42-17 loss to the Denver Broncos. He completed 3 of 7 pass attempts for 38 yards and a touchdown.
Gabbert earned $2.011 million last season after the 49ers gave up a sixth-round pick in a trade with Jacksonville. Gabbert entered the NFL as the No. 10 overall pick in the 2011 draft.