Jeff Driskel
Jeff Driskel
25-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Cincinnati Bengals
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.45 million contract with the 49ers in May of 2016. Waived by the 49ers in September of 2016. Claimed off waivers by the Bengals in September of 2016.
Wins backup job
QBCincinnati Bengals
September 1, 2018
Driskel is left as the Bengals' backup quarterback after Matt Barkley (knee) was placed on injured reserve, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Given that he completed 65.5 percent of his passes for 7.7 yards per attempt during the preseason, Driskel might have won the job even if Barkley hadn't injured his knee. It still isn't a situation that would inspire any confidence in the event of an Andy Dalton injury.
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(Compared to other QBs)

Height:   6' 4"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   233 lbs
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40-Yard Dash:   4.56 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.25 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   7.19 sec
WEAK
Arm Length:   33.50 in
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Hand Length:   9.75 in
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Vertical Jump:   32 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   122 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   0 reps
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Cincinnati Bengals Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
2016 Fantasy Outlook
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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Finishes preseason with flourish
QBCincinnati Bengals
August 31, 2018
Driskel was 14-for-20 for 116 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale.
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Backup job battle
QBCincinnati Bengals
August 26, 2018
Driskel is in a legit job battle with Matt Barkley to be Andy Dalton's backup, Michael LaPlaca of Bengals.com reports.
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Struggles in offseason program
QBCincinnati Bengals
July 15, 2018
Driskel struggled with accuracy throughout OTAs and minicamp, Jay Morrison of the Dayton Daily News reports.
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Hoping to be cleared in May
QBCincinnati Bengals
Arm
April 16, 2018
Driskel (arm) said Monday that his broken arm feels excellent, and the quarterback is hoping to be cleared for on-field drills in late May, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
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Not expected to miss offseason workouts
QBCincinnati Bengals
Arm
February 19, 2018
Driskel underwent surgery to repair the broken left arm he suffered in late December and isn't expected to miss time when the Bengals begin their offseason workout program in April, Jim Owczarski of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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