Luke Falk waived in surprising Jets QB shakeup – New York Post

The Jets moved on from the quarterback who started the past two games for them in a bit of a surprise move.

The team waived Luke Falk, who lost both of his starts, to clear a roster spot for linebacker Brandon Copeland, who is returning from a PED suspension.

Falk began the season on the Jets’ practice squad but was moved up to the active roster after Sam Darnold was diagnosed with mononucleosis. Falk then became the starter when Trevor Siemian suffered a season-ending ankle injury Week 2 against the Browns.

Falk did not fare well under difficult circumstances in his two starts against the Patriots and Eagles. He completed 47 of 73 passes for 416 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions. He was sacked 16 times, including nine by the Eagles.

Falk became expendable because Darnold is returning this week against the Cowboys.

It was surprising, though, that the Jets opted to keep David Fales as Darnold’s backup over Falk. The Jets have signed Fales twice over the past month to serve as Falk’s backup. Fales played at the end of last week’s game when Falk was being tested for a concussion. He did not throw a pass, getting sacked on his one dropback.

The Jets could bring Falk back on the practice squad if he clears waivers Monday.

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