The New York Jets have added another quarterback to their backup competition, Luke Falk, their third of Pac-12 descent.
The New York Jets announced on Friday the claiming of quarterback Luke Falk off waivers.
We've claimed QB Luke Falk off waivers from the Dolphins.
— #TakeFlight (@nyjets) May 3, 2019
Falk, 24, reunites with head coach Adam Gase. The pair spent time together in Miami, where Falk served as a backup to Ryan Tannehill and Brock Osweiler. He was placed on injured reserve in October with a wrist ailment. Falk was released by the Dolphins earlier this week.
There will be a bit of a flair for west coast dramatics in the Jets’ quarterback room this offseason. Falk becomes the third Pac-12 alum to don green, as he spent four years at Washington State. Starter Sam Darnold hails from USC, while backup competitor Davis Webb spent a year at Cal-Berkeley.
Falk has yet to appear in a regular season game, but made his mark as a Cougar. His name is all over both the conference and national record books. He’s the Pac-12’s all-time leader with 1,403 completions, 14,481 passing yards, and 119 passing touchdowns. Those marks are good for second, eighth, and tenth in NCAA history. In 2017, Falk was awarded the Burlsworth Trophy, bestowed to the most outstanding Football Bowl Subdivision player who began his career as a walk-on.
The Titans selected Falk in the sixth round of the 2018 draft. He’d go on to throw for 296 yards and a touchdown over four preseason games. He was released at the end of the summer, but was picked up by Miami soon after.
In addition to Darnold and Webb, Falk is joined in the quarterback room by former Denver starter Trevor Siemian and Alliance of American Football alum Brandon Silvers.
Falk and Darnold squared off once in college, with both of their teams unbeaten headed into a late September 2017 showdown in Pullman. Falk’s 16th-ranked Cougars upset Darnold and the Trojans, ranked fifth. Washington State was paced by 340 yards and two scores from Falk in a 30-27 victory.