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Thursday open thread: Is Jeff Driskel the Lions’ solution at backup quarterback?

Does Driskel deserve to be around longterm?

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I’ve got to admit, I’ve been impressed with Jeff Driskel. I wasn’t expecting much, but he’s done more than enough to keep the Lions competitive in the past two games without Matthew Stafford.

Let’s take a look at what Driskel has done the past two weeks:

  • 58.3 completion percentage
  • 478 passing yards
  • 3 touchdowns
  • 1 interception
  • 86.5 quarterback rating

That’s not bad at all for a guy who has been on the roster since the middle of September. And that brings us to today’s question:

Is Jeff Driskel the Lions’ solution at backup quarterback?

My answer: Yes

What’s been most encouraging is that he’s improved through the two past games and has looked way better than he did last year when he started five games for the Bengals.

Is he perfect? Certainly not.

I would love for him take some pointers from Matthew Stafford and be a bit more aggressive down the field. He has a strong enough arm to make the throws, I’m just not sure he’s confident enough to do that yet.

More aggressiveness should come, however, as he grows in the offense and gets more experience.

Now it’s your turn. What do you think?


Is Jeff Driskel the solution at backup quarterback?

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