Former Florida QB Jeff Driskel reportedly lands with new NFL team
One-time Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel has reportedly landed with a new NFL team after he was previously the backup QB with the Cincinnati Bengals.
NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport reported the Driskel would sign with the Detroit Lions.
Driskel was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft after he transferred from Florida to Louisiana Tech. The Bengals this preseason experimented with Driskel at multiple positions, according to NFL.com, but his most notable contributions came as Andy Dalton’s backup. He’s listed at 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds and that’s part of the reason the Bengals thought he could contribute outside of being a QB.
After Dalton was injured last season, Driskel threw for just over 1,000 yards with six passing touchdowns and two interceptions. He also added 130 rushing yards and two TDs.
Driskel started for the Gators as a sophomore, and won 10 games with a 63.7 completion percentage, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. But he had a broken leg in 2013 and was a part-time starter the following year.