Jets agree to one-year deal with backup quarterback David Fales: source

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Adam Gase brought back a familiar face in the quarterback room.

The Jets agreed to a one-year deal with veteran David Fales on Tuesday, according to a source. Fales’ familiarity with Gase’s system will be important given the restrictions this offseason due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fales, who served as Sam Darnold’s backup for the final 12 games of last season, didn’t attempt a pass in eight snaps last year. He spent a week with the Jets last September before getting cut. He was re-signed a couple weeks later after Trevor Siemian suffered a season-ending injury and moved up the depth chart after Luke Falk was released.

Fales, 29, has been with Gase in Chicago and Miami, too.

The Jets, who also have Mike White on the roster, went 0-3 without Darnold last season. Although veteran Matt Moore, who started a playoff game for Gase in Miami, appeared to be a natural choice to bring in, the Jets haven’t shown interest to this point.


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