Texans sign Jeff Driskel, who is returning to quarterback

NFL: DEC 19 Texans at Jaguars
Getty Images

While Deshaun Watson was making headlines Friday, perhaps clearing the way for his trade from Houston, the Texans quietly re-signed Jeff Driskel to a one-year contract.

Aaron Wilson of the profootballnetwork.com reports Driskel is returning to quarterback.

The Texans converted Driskel to tight end last season, and he broke his collarbone while playing special teams in a victory over the Jaguars in a December game.

Driskel entered the NFL as a sixth-round choice of the 49ers in 2016. He also has spent time with the Bengals, Lions and Broncos.

He started a game at quarterback for the Broncos in 2020, passing for 176 yards, a touchdown and an interception, and has nine career starts. Driskel, 28, has passed for 2,120 career yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He has rushed for 309 yards and three scores.

The Texans announced four moves: They signed offensive lineman Jimmy Morrissey, receiver Davion Davis and offensive lineman Carson Green. They released defensive back Terrance Mitchell.

3 responses to “Texans sign Jeff Driskel, who is returning to quarterback

  1. Yikes. Forgot about him. He may start. Nobody else left. Colts missed one here

  2. Ok, as a Gator fan good Jeff, thank god you switched back from Tight End. Talk about experiments that shouldn’t have been tried. Should be a decent back up for 5-10 more years. Not a guy who wins the 3 games without the starter. More the QB went to blue tent or back for an X-ray and keep things ok for 1/4 or a 1/2. IMO

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.