Welcome to the final offensive Florida Gators Bye Week Breakdown: Quarterbacks.
Jeff Driskel: 39/55 (70%), 444 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs, 50.0 QBR
While Driskel might have a 70% completion percentage, I tend to think Gators fans have focused on other things. That includes his two interceptions (both against Miami) and four fumbles. Many of these “fans” overreacted to Driskel’s performance against Miami and started saying “bench Driskel”. This is nonsensical in so many ways.
First off, as mentioned, he is completing 70% of his passes. Although only two games in, that is up from 63% last season. Not all of these interceptions were his fault either. He doesn’t exactly have the greatest receiving core in the country.
Also, his backup Tyler Murphy hasn’t thrown a single pass in a game for the Gators. So my guess is that throwing him in against some of the best defenses in the country isn’t the best idea.
As Driskel experienced some mistakes against Miami, his teammates, as good ones should, gave him their full support. These red zone and turnover troubles are something that Driskel must look pass in order to succeed the rest of the year and give the Gators a chance at winning the SEC East.
In addition, Driskel will need to forget and improve in order to impress NFL scouts, some of whom were in attendance at Sun Life Stadium.
Hail Florida Hail did not included a tight ends breakdown because…they’re mostly non existent right now.
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