The Houston Texans are flush with quarterbacks. The newest to affix the crowded place group is veteran signal-caller Jeff Driskel who has signed a one-year, $2.5 million take care of the membership, his company introduced on Wednesday.
Driskel’s arrival makes him the fifth quarterback Houston has on its roster because the Texans at the moment provide themselves with numerous contingency choices as franchise centerpiece Deshaun Watson’s future with the group hangs within the steadiness. Watson had numerous sexual assault and harassment allegations come out towards him this offseason, which his camp has denied. Not solely does that off-the-field state of affairs maintain his future with the workforce in flux, however the quarterback additionally requested for a commerce previous to these allegations coming to gentle. With these issues in thoughts, Houston may very well be taking a look at a change at that place regardless of which approach issues fall with Watson, which is why the Texans could also be stockpiling quarterbacks. Together with Watson and Driskel, the Texans boast Tyrod Taylor, Ryan Finley, and rookie Davis Mills, who was chosen No. 67 general on the 2021 NFL Draft.
As for the monetary breakdown of Driskel’s take care of the Texans, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported he’ll get a $250,000 signing bonus, $1 million in base wage (half assured), as much as $500,000 in game-day roster bonuses, and as much as $750,000 in playing-time incentives. If he performs 20% of the offensive snaps, he’ll earn $150,000. From there, he might see two bonuses of $300,000 every if he hits 30% and 40% of snaps.
The 28-year-old initially entered the league as a sixth-round draft alternative of the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 out of Louisiana Tech. He spent the majority of his professional profession with the Cincinnati Bengals however extra lately suited up with the Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos. In 2020, he appeared in three video games (one begin) for the Broncos and accomplished 54.7% of his passes for 432 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions.