Jeff Driskel

Houston Texans
Quarterback #3
Houston Texans
Quarterback #3

Jeff Driskel News

Remains with Texans

Driskel signed a one-year contract extension with Houston on Friday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

Analysis: Driskel finished 2021 on injured reserve after suffering a fractured collarbone in December, and he appeared in only one game during the campaign. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the 28-year-old will shift back to quarterback after seeing action at tight end late last season.

Mar 11, 2022 12:04 PM EST

Back from COVID list, still on IR

Driskel (collarbone) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Driskel was placed on the COVID list Thursday, missing about a week before returning to injured reserve Wednesday. The tight end will remain on IR going into the 2022 offseason where he will become a free agent.

Jan 12, 2022 3:03 PM EST

Lands on COVID-19 list

The Texans placed Driskel (undisclosed/collarbone) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Driskel was already ruled out for the remainder of the season when he was placed on injured reserve with a fractured collarbone in late December. However, he'll now be forced to isolate from the team prior to resuming his recovery.

Jan 6, 2022 3:16 PM EST

Goes on injured reserve

Driskel (collarbone) was placed on IR on Wednesday.

Analysis: Driskel suffered a fracture collarbone in the Texans' Week 15 game with the Jaguars. It was the former quarterback's debut playing the tight end position. He only played 10 snaps on special teams before suffering the injury. Now out for the rest of the season, Driskel will spend the offseason getting healthy and most likely tightening up his skills as a tight end.

Dec 22, 2021 5:12 PM EST

Suffers fractured collarbone

Driskel sustained a fractured collarbone against the Jaguars on Sunday and is expected to be doubtful for Week 16.

Analysis: Driskel has only logged snaps at special teams this season and will likely continue to do so when he returns to the field. Expect the 28-year-old to continue to see a minimal role for the remainder of the season.

Dec 21, 2021 12:31 PM EST

Serves on special teams

Driskel was active as a tight end and played 10 snaps on special teams in Sunday's 30-16 win over Jacksonville.

Analysis: Driskel, a quarterback that's added tight end to his resume, was active as a tight end for the second straight week. He did not get into last week's game against Seattle, but made his non-quarterback debut against Jacksonville on Sunday.

Dec 20, 2021 4:57 AM EST

Working out at tight end

Driskel is transitioning to tight end, Aaron Reiss of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Houston tight ends coach Andy Bischoff described Driskel as "a rare athlete," who could also contribute on special teams, but the coach added this is a developmental process. That means it's unlikely Driskel will be an active tight end in the short term, if at all this season. The organization does not consider him a quarterback for the Texans at this time, per conversations between Bischoff, head coach David Culley and general manger Nick Caserio.

Nov 20, 2021 5:51 AM EST

Signed to active roster

The Texans signed Driskel to their active roster Saturday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Driskel was elevated from the practice squad for each of the last three games but hasn't yet made his season debut. He'll continue to serve as the backup to Davis Mills while Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) is on injured reserve.

Oct 16, 2021 2:39 PM EST

Moved back to practice squad

Driskel reverted back to the practice squad Monday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Driskel was elevated for Sunday's contest against the Patriots to act as the backup behind Davis Mills. The 28-year-old has yet to take a snap this season, but he could earn a contract if Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) remains out for an extended period.

Oct 11, 2021 2:19 PM EST

Elevated to active roster

Driskel was elevated from the Texans' practice squad Saturday.

Analysis: Driskel will assume backup duties for the Texans for a third straight contest while Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) remains sidelined. The 2016 sixth-rounder hasn't taken any snaps across the last two weeks.

Oct 9, 2021 2:04 PM EST

Reverts to practice squad

Driskel reverted to the Texans' practice squad Monday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Driskel joined the active roster for each of the last two games to serve as the backup to rookie QB Davis Mills, but he'll return to the active roster following the Week 4 loss. The 28-year-old will be eligible to be elevated once again for Sunday's contest against the Patriots.

Oct 4, 2021 2:14 PM EST

Set for backup duties

Driskel was elevated from the practice squad Saturday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Driskel will once again take over the backup duties behind Davis Mills with Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) sidelined. Because Driskel was called up as COVID-19 replacement, he still has another week as a elevated practice squad call up available which gives the Texans plenty of roster flexibility as they continue to navigate their quarterback room.

Oct 2, 2021 2:15 PM EST

Reverts to practice squad

Driskel reverted to the Texans' practice squad Friday.

Analysis: Driskel was elevated from Houston's practice squad to serve as depth at quarterback with Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) sidelined Thursday. Although he didn't appear in Thursday's loss to the Panthers, he'll be an option to rejoin the active roster while Taylor remains on injured reserve.

Sep 24, 2021 6:36 PM EST

Added to active roster

Driskel has been officially elevated to the Texans' active roster from the team's practice squad.

Analysis: With Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) on IR and Deshaun Watson (not injury-related) set to be inactive, rookie QB Davis Mills is slated to start Thursday night's game against the Panthers. Meanwhile, Driskel will serve as the team's No. 2 signal caller for the contest.

Sep 23, 2021 1:44 PM EST

Likely to be promoted

Driskel is expected to be promoted to the Texans' active roster Thursday, Jeremy Fowler of reports.

Analysis: Tyrod Taylor (hamstring) has been ruled out for Thursday's contest against the Panthers. In his absence, rookie third-round pick Davis Mills is expected to draw his first career start. Driskel, who has nine career starts, is expected to be promoted and to serve as the backup behind Mills during Week 3.

Sep 21, 2021 9:12 AM EST

Rejoins Houston

Driskel was signed to Houston's practice squad Wednesday.

Analysis: Driskel was with the Texans during the preseason and was a camp casualty Tuesday before rejoining the team Wednesday. Houston's quarterback situation may eventually change, but starting Week 1, Tyrod Taylor is expected to start with third-round pick Davis Mills backing him up. Meanwhile Deshaun Watson made the 53-man roster, but he's not expected to suit up Sundays.

Sep 1, 2021 7:13 PM EST

Fails to make 53-man roster

Driskel was cut by the Texans on Monday, independent NFL journalist Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: Driskel wasn't expected to make the roster with expected starter Tyrod Taylor and rookie third-round pick Davis Mills on the team in addition to Deshaun Watson, who could reportedly be a healthy scratch all year. The 28-year-old quarterback has played in 15 games (nine starts) over the last three seasons, completing 59 percent of his passes for 2,120 yards (6.1 YPA), 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also ran for 309 yards and three scores. Driskel may serve as practice-squad depth for the Texans.

Aug 30, 2021 8:50 PM EST

Lands in Houston

The Texans signed Driskel to a one-year contract worth up to $2.5 on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Driskel has a $1 million base salary with numerous potential bonuses and incentives. Given the murky situation surrounding Deshaun Watson's future with the Texans, Driskel's landing spot is more intriguing for fantasy purposes than had he secured a normal backup gig. Behind Watson, it's conceivable that Driskel could compete with both Tyrod Taylor and Davis Mills for reps, while Ryan Finley now appears to be the odd man out in Houston's quarterback room.

May 19, 2021 5:28 PM EST

Could sign with Dallas

Driskel will meet with the Cowboys on Friday, Michael Gehlken of The Dallas Morning News reports.

Analysis: If the 28-year-old signs with the Cowboys, he would likely slot in as the No. 2 quarterback behind Dak Prescott (ankle). Driskel has played for three different teams in his three-year NFL career since making his debut for the Bengals in 2018, posting a 13:8 TD:INT, 58.6 percent completion rate and 6.1 YPA in 15 games.

May 7, 2021 10:35 AM EST

Ousted from QB room

The Broncos released Driskel on Monday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Driskel threw three touchdowns and two interceptions in three appearances (one start) for the Broncos last season. Per Zac Stevens of, his release saves the team $2.5 million in cap space. Drew Lock, Teddy Bridgewater and Brett Rypien remain under contract for Denver.

May 3, 2021 1:17 PM EST

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