The Denver Broncos have announced they’ve released quarterback Jeff Driskell. Driskell nearly led the Broncos to a comeback win at Pittsburgh. He had one start for Denver, against Tampa Bay, and that was all.
We’ve signed TE Eric Saubert and released QB Jeff Driskel.— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) May 3, 2021
Driskell was drafted in the sixth round in 2016 by the 49ers, he was released that offseason, signed by Cincinnati. He played in nine games, starting five of them throughout his nearly three years there all of those games coming in 2018. In 2019 he was signed by Detroit where started three games.
Who knows where he’ll end up. I’m sure he’ll end up getting another opportunity – he is a good backup. He’s been in games throughout his career and when you’re a backup they’re always looking for in game experience. What I’ll say about Driskell? Solid backup. His family is seems very nice. I sat next to his wife during a Monday Night Football game, she was high fiving everyone.
What does this mean for Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater? Not too much. This move clears $2,500,000 in cap space while the Broncos will eat $750,000 in dead money. And clears a path for Brett Rypien as the clear third quarterback.