Jeff Driskel
Jeff Driskel
27-Year-Old QuarterbackQB
Denver Broncos
2020 Fantasy Outlook
After sitting for his first two seasons as a pro, Driskel went 1-7 in eight combined starts in 2018 and 2019 for the Bengals and Lions. His passing stats were ho-hum and he's shown more dynamism as a runner than a passer. He fits the Broncos as a non-threatening veteran backup with some of the same traits as sophomore starter Drew Lock. If Lock misses extended time, however, the Broncos are likely sunk. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$Signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Broncos in March of 2020.
Finishes 2020 with three touchdowns
QBDenver Broncos
January 17, 2021
Driskel completed 35 of 64 passes for 432 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions during the 2020 season. He added 28 yards on six carries.
ANALYSIS
Driskel filled in admirably for Drew Lock after the latter injured his shoulder in Week 2 against Pittsburgh, nearly leading the comeback. A ho-hum outing in Week 3 against Tampa Bay pushed him down the depth chart, and he didn't record a touch after a carry in Week 4. Driskel actually finished with a team-high quarterback rating of 78.4, but that does not quite provide the veteran stability Denver needs with youngsters Lock and Brett Rypien on the roster. The Broncos would have a net savings of $2.5 million against the cap should they move on from Driskel, and that seems likely as the team figures to look for a more established hedge for its bet on Lock.
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How do Jeff Driskel's 2020 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 %
23.4%
 
Avg Target Depth
10.5 Yds
 
Sack Rate
14.7%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
3.9 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
15.6%
 
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2020 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
235 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
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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.
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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Back from COVID-19 list
QBDenver Broncos
December 16, 2020
The Broncos activated Driskel off the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
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Positive for COVID-19
QBDenver Broncos
Illness
November 29, 2020
Driskel's placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday was the result of a positive COVID-19 test, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.
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Headed to COVID list
QBDenver Broncos
Undisclosed
November 26, 2020
Driskel will be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.
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Healthy scratch Sunday
QBDenver Broncos
Coach's Decision
October 18, 2020
Driskel (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Patriots, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
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Move to backup role confirmed
QBDenver Broncos
September 29, 2020
Denver head coach Vic Fangio named Brett Rypien the starting quarterback for Thursday's game against the Jets, leaving Driskel in line to fill a backup role, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.
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