Jeff Driskel

#6 QB / Cincinnati Bengals / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 233 lb Age: 26 College: Louisiana Tech Bye 9

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    Bengals' Jeff Driskel: Not safe in No. 2 role

    Jeff Driskel is facing competition from rookie Ryan Finley for the backup quarterback job, Laurel Pfahler of the Dayton Daily News reports.Driskel served as a third-string option in 2016 and 2017 before moving up a spot on the depth chart in 2018. While the Cincinnati Bengals' decision to draft Finley in the fourth round threatens Driskel's status, the possibility exists that Cincinnati carries all three signal-callers on the 53-man roster when the regular season arrives. In any case, Finley would likely need to submit a strong preseason for the organization to feel comfortable with him as the top backup to Andy Dalton, who's coming off thumb surgery.

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    Bengals' Jeff Driskel: Unimpressive season finale

    Jeff Driskel completed 12 of 24 passes for 95 yards in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Steelers. He also added two carries for 13 yards.Driskel failed to get anything going offensively for the Cincinnati Bengals as the team's only touchdown came on an interception returned for a score. The performance marked the first time he failed to break 100 passing yards as well as the only time he failed to throw at least one touchdown pass in six games where he saw significant action. In his defense, his receiving weapons were depleted with A.J. Green (foot) and Tyler Boyd (knee) out entering the game, and he lost Cody Core to an elbow injury during the game. Regardless, Driskel is highly unlikely to enter 2019 as the team's starting quarterback, even if they move on from Andy Dalton.

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    Bengals' Jeff Driskel: First game with multiple passing TDs

    Jeff 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.Driskel has been anything but dynamic as a passer in four starts for the Cincinnati Bengals this season, completing a respectable 60.3 percent of his throws since Dec. 2, but averaging fewer than 145 passing YPG over his past three outings. The former sixth-round pick came on late against Cleveland on Sunday, but he was utterly anemic through the first half of the contest, completing just two of six attempts for three yards. Coming into the weekend, Driskel had failed to finish better than QB21 in any of his three starts (standard scoring) -- with a 154-yard outing in Week 16, that trend is unlikely to change. Week 17 brings a formidable matchup against a Steelers defense that ranks second in the NFL in sacks (46) and 13th in passing yards allowed per game (237).

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    Bengals' Jeff Driskel: Throws for 130 yards

    Jeff 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.Driskel struggled to connect with his pass catchers, completing an uninspiring 42 percent of his pass attempts while averaging 3.9 yards per attempt. He didn't generate any plays longer than 30 yards, though he did manage to connect with Tyler Boyd for a seven-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Driskel has failed to top 175 passing yards in three of his four starts, posting five total touchdowns with three turnovers in that stretch. He shouldn't be relied on for fantasy production even in a favorable matchup with the Browns next Sunday.

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    Bengals' Jeff Driskel: Unable to push ball downfield

    Jeff 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.Driskel posted an impressive completion rate of 66.7 percent against the Chargers' ultra-talented defense, but only two of his 18 completions yielded 15 or more yards. The 2016 sixth-round pick has failed to stand out in his first foray as a starting quarterback in the NFL, posting QBRs of 18.4 and 36.5 against the Chargers and Broncos, respectively. His offensive line hasn't done him any favors by surrendering seven sacks over his first two career starts, but Driskel has had trouble pushing the ball downfield even when provided ample time, averaging a stagnant 6.35 yards per attempt. Week 15 presents a matchup against an Oakland defense that has struggled mightily in pressuring opposing passers this year, collecting just 11 sacks (31st-ranked Miami has twice as many).

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    Bengals' Jeff Driskel: Pressured in first career start

    Jeff Driskel completed 25 of 38 passes for 236 yards, a touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Broncos. He also lost a fumble during the contest.So much of Sunday's game was about Driskel handling the rush. Early in the third quarter with the Cincinnati Bengals driving, Driskel was flustered by the pressure and floated one to safety Justin Simmons. On the very next drive, Driskel hung in against the rush and uncorked a 30-yard strike to Cody Core for a catch-and-run touchdown, a sign of some improvement -- though his afternoon did also feature a strip sack and intentional-grounding call. The Bengals somewhat surprisingly didn't have the athletic Driskel run more on Sunday as he finished with three yards on three carries despite averaging 8.2 yards per carry and scoring two rushing touchdowns in reserve duty this season. After struggling against an injury-riddled Denver secondary, Driskel gets a Chargers defense next Sunday that ranks in the top 10 in opponent passer rating (87.4).

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    Bengals' Jeff Driskel: Taking over as starter

    Jeff Driskel will take over as the Cincinnati Bengals' starting quarterback after Andy Dalton (thumb) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Katherine Terrell of reports.Driskel was competent after replacing Dalton in the second half of Sunday's 35-20 loss to the Browns, completing 17 of 29 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown while adding three carries for nine yards and another score. Selected by the 49ers in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, Driskel never stuck in San Francisco but was claimed off waivers by Cincinnati that same year and has lingered as a depth option for parts of three seasons. The 25-year-old is unlikely to match Dalton in terms of passing skill, but he could bring an element of mobility to the Cincinnati offense after running a 4.56-second 40-yard dash at the 2016 Scouting Combine. Even so, it's still difficult to spin this as anything but bad news for Joe Mixon, Tyler Boyd and A.J. Green (toe) as well as complementary weapons C.J. Uzomah, John Ross and Giovani Bernard.

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    Bengals' Jeff Driskel: Replaces injured Dalton

    Jeff Driskel completed 17 of 29 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown while rushing three times for nine yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-20 loss to the Browns.Driskel came in with his team down big after Andy Dalton injured his thumb. He promptly cut the deficit to 35-14 with a 28-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd, then called his own number from two yards out to complete the scoring with eight minutes remaining. Should Dalton be forced to miss extended time, the 25-year-old Florida native showed that he can capably run the offense. The Cincinnati Bengals will host the Broncos in Week 13.

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    Bengals' Jeff Driskel: Scores touchdown in garbage time

    Jeff Driskel replaced Andy Dalton in the fourth quarter of Sunday's blowout loss to the Saints and ran for a 27-yard touchdown.Driskel ended up with two carries for 35 yards, and also completed two passes on three attempts for 45 yards. There's no quarterback controversy in Cincinnati, but it at least appears Driskel meets the minimum standards to be a competent backup quarterback.

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    Bengals' Jeff Driskel: Wins backup job

    Jeff Driskel is left as the Cincinnati Bengals' backup quarterback after Matt Barkley (knee) was placed on injured reserve, Katherine Terrell of reports.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.