Cardinals sign ex-Texans QB Jeff Driskel on one-year deal to address Kyler Murray, Colt McCoy injuries

The Arizona Cardinals signed Jeff Driskel for one year as their fourth quarterback for the next season as their first two choices have sustained long-term injuries.

The starting quarterback, Kyle Murray, got knocked out of the season after a nasty knee injury in December. In his absence, Colt McCoy was carrying the load, but as Kyle is still on the mend, the Cardinals were in need of a third-choice quarterback.

Though they re-signed David Blough in March, it seems Jeff will have to spend the season as a reserve after Kyle and Colt.

What is the professional record of Jeff Driskel?

The 29-year-old started his professional career after being picked in round six by the San Francisco 49ers in 2016. The 49ers initially put him on the practice squad, and later he was sent to the Cincinnati Bengals in the same year.

After starting only five games for the Bengals, he joined the Detroit Lions but couldn’t play much because of his injury. Later in 2020, he joined the Denver Broncos, and after one year, they also released him.

For the last two years, he played for the Houston Texans and made only five appearances. In his seven-year professional career, he played 20 games, scored 14 touchdowns, and got sacked 39 times in 355 attempts.

The Cardinals, on the other hand, are in a tight spot regarding their star quarterback’s ACL injury and veteran Matt McCoy’s neck injury. It appears they are having trouble in paradise. For the last five years, they have qualified for the postseason only once, and they are seemingly trying everything to bring back their glory days.

What do you think of Jeff Driskel? Can he do anything noteworthy for the Cardinals? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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