Coach Jack Del Rio named Blaine Gabbert the starter Wednesday, switching quarterbacks three days after Luke McCown threw four interceptions against the New York Jets.
Del Rio met with Gabbert and McCown Wednesday morning, then told other players about the switch at a team meeting. Gabbert will start Sunday at Carolina.
The move makes sense since McCown is not a wily vet who can "manage" the team into the playoffs (a la David Garrard). This is probably good news for Mike Thomas and Marcedes Lewis.