The New York Jets are reuniting new head coach Adam Gase with a young quarterback he worked with while running a division rival.
Another member of the 2018 NFL draft’s quarterback class is joining the Jets’ quarterback room, as the team claimed Luke Falk off waivers from the Miami Dolphins.
We've claimed QB Luke Falk off waivers from the Dolphins.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) May 3, 2019
A sixth-round pick out of Washington State by the Tennessee Titans, Falk had a record-setting career for the Cougars, rewriting both school and conference record books in coach Mike Leach’s “Air Raid” offense.
After seeing action in all four preseason games as a rookie, Falk was waived by the Titans prior to the start of the regular season. Falk was quickly claimed by the Dolphins, but was placed on injured reserve in October after suffering a wrist injury.
Sam Darnold, the No. 3 overall pick in last year’s draft, remains entrenched as the Jets’ starter and franchise quarterback, while Trevor Siemian and Davis Webb are the most likely candidates to win the competition for the backup job. With the recent addition of Brandon Silvers after a successful (if brief) run in the Alliance of American Football, Falk faces an uphill battle to make the final roster in New York.
That said, if Falk is going to stick anywhere, it makes sense for him to get the best shot with a coach familiar with his skill set, in the same system he spent the most time in last season.