EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 24: New York Jets head coach Adam Gase talks to Sam Darnold #14 and David Fales #3 during the second quarter of their game against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium on November 24, 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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The New York Jets have reportedly re-signed a familiar man, backup quarterback David Fales to a one-year deal.

The only quarterback not named Sam Darnold on the New York Jets roster was Mike White. That changed on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Jets came to terms with a familiar face, backup quarterback David Fales on a one-year deal.

Fales, 29, is a familiar face around the Florham Park facilities. After Trevor Siemian exited the Cleveland Browns game in Week 2, Fales was signed as quarterback depth behind then-starter Luke Falk. He was also cut in September and later re-signed in October last season.


The sixth-round choice of the Chicago Bears in the 2014 NFL Draft is also a familiar face to head coach Adam Gase, who had Fales in Miami in 2017.

Though Fales is now back, the Jets can feel a bit more comfortable by way of quarterback depth. But it also doesn’t mean they’re done.

Darnold has missed three games in each of the last two seasons. A more seasoned, NFL game-ready signal-caller has to be near the top of the priority list for Joe Douglas and his people.

Fales has never seen more than two games of action in any of his four seasons in the NFL and did not attempt a pass in 2019 for New York.


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Camp arm , need an upgrade , Matt Moore ?