Fales has signed a one-year contract with the Jets, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. Fales' previous experience under Jets coach Adam Gase represents an advantage for the backup QB, given the uncertainly with regard to how the NFL offseason will proceed. Fales slots in behind starting QB Sam Darnold, with Mike White also in reserve.
Fales is set to become the team's backup after the Jets released Luke Falk on Sunday, Andy Vasquez of NorthJersey.com reports. The team elected to let Falk loose just a week after he started a game for them. False got another shot with the Jets on Oct. 4, and, as evidenced by this news, has earned the role to back up Sam Darnold for Sunday's game. It will be Darnold's first game after recovering from mononucleosis, so Fales could be thrust in the game should Darnold suffer a setback.
Fales signed a contract with the Jets on Friday, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. Fales was released by the Jets heading into the bye week since there was optimism regarding Sam Darnold's (illness) status for Week 5, but Fales will rejoin the team now that Darnold was ruled out. The 29-year-old will once again serve as the backup quarterback behind Luke Falk at Philadelphia on Sunday.
The Jets released Fales on Monday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. Fales was brought up from the practice squad to serve as the backup to Luke Falk while Sam Darnold (illness) and Trevor Siemian (ankle) were out, but he was cut loose ahead of the team's bye week. Dropping Fales supports the growing optimism that Darnold will be ready to play the Eagles in Week 5 following the team's bye. Fales could land back on the Jets' practice squad, and he may even be back on the active roster if Darnold suffers a setback.
Fales agreed Wednesday to a contract with the Jets and is slated to serve as the team's backup quarterback Sunday against the Patriots, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. With Sam Darnold battling mononucleosis and Trevor Siemian (ankle) ruled out for the season, Gang Green had been left with No. 3 quarterback Luke Falk as the only healthy option under center. Fales spent time in Miami with Jets coach Adam Gase, completing 29 of 43 passes for 265 yards, one touchdown and one interception in two appearances back in 2017.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||San Francisco 49ers||15||18.00|
|6||10/18||@Los Angeles Chargers||8||15.63|
|8||11/01||@Kansas City Chiefs||14||17.89|
|9||11/10||New England Patriots||1||11.06|
|13||12/06||Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|15||12/20||@Los Angeles Rams||11||17.13|
|17||01/03||@New England Patriots||1||11.06|
|3 Year Avg||71.4||88||0||0||3||0||3|