Broncos Expected To Sign QB Jeff Driskel

Jeff Driskel is expected to sign with the Broncos, reports Mike Klis of 9News in Denver (via Twitter).

The 49ers bailed on Driskel after selecting him in the sixth round of the 2016 draft, but he ended up finding a home in Cincy. He spent three-plus years as one of Andy Dalton‘s backups, and he started five of his nine appearances in 2018.

He was let go by the Bengals last September, but he ended up catching on with the Lions, where he started three games filling in for Matthew Stafford. Driskel finished the campaign having connected on 59-percent of his passes for 685 yards, four touchdowns, and four interceptions. He also added 151 rushing yards and one score on 22 carries.

In Denver, he’ll be backing up starter Drew Lock. It’s uncertain how the organization will proceed with veteran Joe Flacco.

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7 comments on “Broncos Expected To Sign QB Jeff Driskel

  1. Afk711

    Trading for Flacco was a terrible move and now they can’t cut him without a big dead cap hit for the next 2 seasons.

    • JamesW26

      It’s really not that big of a dead money hit to release him this year after he passes his physical. If he’s a post-June 1 release, it looks like it’s only $3.4 million in dead money with almost $20 million in cap savings.

      The Broncos have almost no dead money currently, as well.

      The bigger dead money hit of approximately ~$10 million after the 2020 season stings a little, but less overall because the salary cap continues to increase each offseason.

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