On Tuesday, Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said QB Drew Stanton (knee) practiced on Tuesday, while Gabbert took first-team reps. Arians explained that Stanton has to show he can protect himself in order to play and it appears as though the team feels better about going with Gabbert this week and allowing Stanton some time to heal.
The Cardinals have signed Matt Barkley to a contract to serve as their backup while Stanton is out.
Gabbert, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2010. After three years in Jacksonville, he was traded to the 49ers in return for a sixth-round pick back in March of 2014.
Gabbert played out the final year of his two-year, $4 million contract before eventually signing a one-year, $855,000 contract with the Cardinals this past May.
In 2016, Gabbert appeared in eight games for the 49ers and threw for 925 yards while completing 56.9 percent of their passes to go along with five touchdowns and six interceptions. Gabbert also rushed for 173 yards and two touchdowns.