Jeff Driskel
Jeff Driskel
26-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Detroit Lions
2019 Fantasy Outlook
When Driskel replaced an injured Andy Dalton in Week 12 against the Browns, he threw for 155 yards and a touchdown and ran for another, lending some cause for hope that he'd be an adequate replacement while Dalton was out. But it turned out that "adequate" was Driskel's ceiling. While Driskel protected the ball, throwing just two interceptions in 176 attempts, he averaged 5.7 yards per attempt and led the Bengals to a 1-4 record. It can be argued that he didn't have a full offense to work with, as A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd missed significant chunks of time while he was at the helm. Driskel will try to hold off rookie Ryan Finley, drafted in the fourth round, as Dalton's backup. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Lions in September of 2019.
Inactive for Week 3
QBDetroit Lions
Coach's Decision
September 22, 2019
Driskel (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Chris Burke of The Athletic reports.
Driskel is a healthy scratch Week 3, leaving David Blough to serve as the backup to top quarterback Matthew Stafford. The Lions claimed Driskel off waivers Tuesday.
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jeff Driskel's measurables compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 4"
233 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.56 sec
Shuttle Time
4.25 sec
Cone Drill
7.19 sec
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
Broad Jump
122 in
Hand Length
9.75 in
Arm Length
33.50 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Driskel missed all of last season with a broken thumb suffered in the preseason. His bad luck continued in December when he suffered a broken arm in practice. He has recovered from both injuries now and is listed as the Bengals' third quarterback, behind Andy Dalton and Matt Barkley. He has yet to take a regular season NFL snap despite being in the league for three years.
Driskel was a system pick for Chip Kelly and the read-option offense he brings to San Francisco. After underperformance and an eventual leg injury forced him out of Florida, Driskel went on to have a strong final college season at Louisiana Tech (4,033 passing yards and 28 touchdowns). He has the arm strength and quickness to thrive in a read-option attack, but his lack of accuracy makes him a project and a likely candidate to land on the 49ers’ practice squad to start the season.
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Lands with Detroit
QBDetroit Lions
September 17, 2019
Driskel signed a contract with the Lions on Tuesday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.
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Waived from IR
QBFree Agent
September 11, 2019
The Bengals have waived Driskel (hamstring) with an injury settlement.
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Headed to injured reserve
QBCincinnati Bengals
August 31, 2019
Driskel (hamstring) is being placed on injured reserve Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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On roster bubble
QBCincinnati Bengals
August 24, 2019
Driskel is on the Bengals' roster bubble, having fallen behind Ryan Finley on the depth chart to be the Bengals' No. 2 quarterback, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
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Seeing WR reps
QBCincinnati Bengals
August 13, 2019
Driskel saw reps at wide receiver and punt returner in Tuesday's practice, Geoff Hobson of reports.
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