The New York Jets have reportedly re-signed a familiar man, backup quarterback David Fales to a one-year deal.
Jets have agreed to bring back QB David Fales on a 1-year deal, per source. Fales was the No. 2 QB to Sam Darnold for most of last season and could fill that role again this year. He played for Adam Gase and Dowell Loggains in Chicago and Miami.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 31, 2020
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.