With the health of QB Sam Darnold up in the air for the next few weeks, the Jets announced Monday afternoon that they've signed QB Luke Falk to the active roster, and in turn, have waived S Bennett Jackson.
Falk is now set to back up Trevor Siemian tonight, as the Jets host the Browns and Odell Beckham Jr. at MetLife Stadium for Monday Night Football.
The second-year man of out Washington State performed well for the Jets during the preseason, completing 80.6 percent of his passes (29-of-36) for 230 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions.
The Jets are taking the necessary steps after losing their starting signal-caller last week due to mononucleosis, which will keep him out indefinitely. Darnold's absence just adds to the already huge holes left by LB C.J. Mosley and DT Quinnen Williams on the other side of the ball.
Falk was drafted in the sixth round by the Tennessee Titans last year, but only saw preseason play before being waived prior to the start of the regular season. After a brief stint in Miami with the Dolphins -- where he was placed on the IR with a wrist injury and again no game play -- Falk was claimed off waivers by the Jets in May.
As for Jackson, it looks like his dream of entering an NFL game will continue to be placed on hold, for the time being. The sixth-round pick from the 2014 Draft had seen time with the New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens before landing with the Jets earlier this month.
Despite being drafted five years ago, Jackson has yet to step on the field during a game in part due to spending multiple stints on the IR.