Jeff Driskel
Jeff Driskel
26-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Cincinnati Bengals
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 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.
Seeing WR reps
QBCincinnati Bengals
August 13, 2019
Driskel saw reps at wide receiver and punt returner in Tuesday's practice, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Ryan Finley is going to get the No. 2 role in Thursday's preseason game against Washington and might be the favorite to beat out Driskel as the backup, so Driskel is trying to find other ways to contribute to the team.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Jeff Driskel's 2018 advanced stats compare to other quarterbacks?
This section compares his advanced stats 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. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Bad Pass %
    The percentage of passes that were considered to be poorly thrown.
  • Avg Target Depth
    The average number of yards thrown per pass by the quarterback – including incomplete passes.
  • Sack Rate
    The percentage of dropbacks where the quartback was sacked. The longer the bar below, the more often they are sacked relative to other QBs.
  • Avg Receiver YAC
    The average number of yards after the catch that receivers gained on passes thrown by this quarterback.
  • Receiver Drop %
    The percentage of passes dropped by receivers on passes thrown by this quarterback. The longer the bar, the more sure-handed his receivers have been.
Bad Pass %
26.7%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.6 Yds
 
Sack Rate
8.3%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
4.8 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
6.8%
 
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2018 Jeff Driskel Split Stats
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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.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
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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117 days ago
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235 days ago
Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through a typically chaotic Week 17 injury report and reports the latest on who's a potential go for the regular-season finales around the league.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2016
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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Not safe in No. 2 role
QBCincinnati Bengals
June 26, 2019
Driskel is facing competition from rookie Ryan Finley for the backup quarterback job, Laurel Pfahler of the Dayton Daily News reports.
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Unimpressive season finale
QBCincinnati Bengals
December 30, 2018
Driskel completed 12 of 24 passes for 95 yards in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Steelers. He added two carries for 13 yards.
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First game with multiple passing TDs
QBCincinnati Bengals
December 23, 2018
Driskel completed 13 of 19 attempts for 133 yards and two touchdowns, adding five rushes for 21 yards during Sunday's 26-18 loss to the Browns.
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Throws for 130 yards
QBCincinnati Bengals
December 16, 2018
Driskel completed 14 of 33 pass attempts for 130 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 30-14 win over the Raiders. He also carried seven times for 32 yards.
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Unable to push ball downfield
QBCincinnati Bengals
December 9, 2018
Driskel completed 18 of 27 attempts for 170 yards and one touchdown, adding two rushes for 12 yards during Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Chargers.
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