Jeff DriskelTeam: Houston Texans
Jeff Driskel is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2016, and has also previously played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on April 23rd, 1993, he attended Florida High School prior to enrolling at Louisiana Tech University.
At Louisiana Tech University, Jeff Driskel excelled both academically and athletically. As a freshman in 2011, he earned academic all-WAC honors as well as being named team captain that year. In 2012 Jeff started 12 games for Louisiana Tech while throwing 24 touchdowns with just eight interceptions; earning him All-WAC honorable mention honors as well as All-Louisiana second team recognition from the LSWA (Louisiana Sports Writers Association). After redshirting his 2013 season due to an injury suffered during his sophomore year at Louisiana Tech University he decided to transfer closer towards home by enrolling at The University of Florida where he finished out his college career playing under head coach Will Muschamp then Jim McElwain respectively.
As a Gator football player Jeffrey Driskel had some success passing for over 4200 yards and 33 touchdowns combined throughout both seasons but struggled with inconsistency when faced with adversity or tough opponents. During his senior season at UF Jeff became more of a dual threat quarterback improving drastically on rush attempts putting up over 500 yards on 94 carries which earned him second team all SEC honors that same year.
In 2016 after going undrafted Jeffrey signed with San Francisco 49ers but was later released before training camp began; shortly after signing with Bengals who gave him another chance to prove himself worthy of playing time in NFL albeit without any luck eventually landing back onto practice squad again only this time it was Denver Broncos turn giving him small opportunity against Houston Texans Week 9 of 2018 filled in ably completing 13 passes out 20 attempts totaling 150 yards one touchdown pass zero sack fumble turnovers which proved enough for Broncos organization trusting young QB keeping around until 2019 offseason where Bronco decided move on allowing Lions give shot offense leading role coming off IR injury plagued 2019 campaign Dresel never missed beat stepping starting line looking improve game even further while competing former starter Matthew Stafford journey Detroit become interesting watch 2020–2021 season onward predicated good health longevity career potential strong arm leadership skill help lead winning culture within Michigan capital city potentially setting stage bright future around corner if everything works according plan time tell whether remains long term answer motor city or not
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