Jeff Driskel: "A testament to our character"

QB Jeff Driskel postgame press conference vs Raiders

QB Jeff Driskel addresses the media following the 30-16 win against Oakland in week 15.

It’s your first win as an NFL starting quarterback. How does it sound? And how does it feel?

“It sounds great. Feels better. It was awesome to get a win with those guys out there. It’s been a while since we had one, and it’s just a testament to everyone in this building — from coaches, players, strength staff, guys in the training room. It’s a testament to our character, after we’ve had a tough run, to be able to regroup each and every week and come out and find a way to get a win. That was huge.”

What was it like to chant “Who Dey” for the first time in a long time?

“It was awesome. The locker room after a win is something you can’t replicate. It was awesome. It really was a full, team win. It was great.”

Tyler Boyd hit the 1000-yard receiving yard mark this season. What was it like to see a guy like him put in so much work and get that accomplishment?

“It’s huge. Coming in (today), he only needed a few. Whenever he got there, I went up and congratulated him between plays. But that’s something that he’s not worried about. That’s just the type of guy he is — individual accolades and individual stats don’t mean much, but it was a huge feat and a huge accomplishment. It’s something he’s been working at for a long time. He really has had a great year and has been so reliable for us.”

What about the mental strength that’s required from everybody in here having lost game after game and still having to come in all week and put in the work and put in the time?

“It’s hard. The NFL season is such a long deal — we started so long ago this year — especially when you’re on a losing streak. It’s based off the character in the locker room. If you don’t have the right guys, guys might put in the towel. Some teams might say, ‘We’re out of this,’ but not that group in there. It’s just such a great group with great leadership. It’s been fun to battle with those guys and finally come out with a win. We’re really excited about today, and hopefully it’s some momentum moving forward.”