QB - NYJ
Jets backup QB David Fales will return to New York after agreeing to a one-year deal.
Fales has been on five teams in his six-year NFL career. He played with the Jets in 2019, serving as Sam Darnold’s backup for most of the season. He’ll look to claim that gig again in 2020.
David Fales completed 12 of 19 passes for 226 yards, one TD and no INTs in the Lions' 30-23 loss to the Texans on Friday.
After a dreadful debut last week, Fales bounced back with a big night, albeit in a loss. He was efficient from the pocket and made several big plays. His TD came on a short dump-off to RB Zach Zenner. Fales is still in contention for a roster spot behind Matthew Stafford, and a game like this could help his cause.
Fales completed five of 14 passes for 62 yards and an INT in the Lions' 31-3 loss to the Patriots in Thursday's preseason opener.
Fales drew the start over Tom Savage and looked wholly unimpressive, going for a pedestrian 62 yards on 14 attempts and throwing a pick. He finished with a 20.5 QB Rating in the blowout. He's looking to land a backup job behind Matthew Stafford but will have to outperform Tom Savage to do so.
David Fales entered the first quarter after Jay Cutler played one series of downs. Fales completed 29 of 42 passes for 265 yards, threw one touchdown and was intercepted once. He also ran four times for eight yards, and scored from one yard out in the fourth quarter.
If Cutler doesn't return, that would leave Fales and Matt Moore behind Ryan Tannehill going into next season. Jay Cutler isn't likely to return unless he can start. That's probably not going to happen.
The Dolphins had a 26-point lead in the fourth quarter, as David Fales entered for Jay Cutler overseeing the 35-9 win. His only attempt of the day was incomplete to Devante Parker.
David Fales was the backup on Sunday because Matt Moore missed practice during the week due to a foot injury.