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.
Gets two-year deal from Denver
QBDetroit Lions
March 18, 2020
Driskel (hamstring) agreed Wednesday with the Broncos on a two-year, $5 million contract, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
ANALYSIS
Driskel showed that he may just be more than just a competent backup across three starts for Detroit last season, and he'll now hold down the fort behind Drew Lock in Denver. The addition of Driskel makes it increasingly more likely that the Broncos part ways with veteran signal caller-caller Joe Flacco (neck) ahead of the 2020 campaign.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Jeff Driskel's 2019 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 %
27.6%
 
Avg Target Depth
8.7 Yds
 
Sack Rate
9.5%
 
Avg Receiver YAC
4.8 Yds
 
Receiver Drop %
5.7%
 
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2019 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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Heading to Denver
QBDetroit Lions
Hamstring
March 17, 2020
Driskel (hamstring) is expected to sign with the Broncos, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
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Forced to injured reserve
QBDetroit Lions
Hamstring
November 30, 2019
Driskel (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Available Week 13
QBDetroit Lions
November 28, 2019
Driskel (hamstring) is listed as active Thursday against the Bears.
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Not starting Week 13
QBDetroit Lions
Hamstring
November 27, 2019
Driskel (hamstring) will yield his spot as the Lions' starting quarterback to David Blough in Thursday's game versus the Bears.
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Unlikely to start Thursday
QBDetroit Lions
Hamstring
November 27, 2019
The Lions are expected to start David Blough at quarterback Thursday versus the Bears, pushing Driskel (hamstring) down the depth chart, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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