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Look At What Happened On Sam Darnold's 1st Pass At Jets Practice

Sam Darnold showing up to Jets practice.

Former USC quarterback Sam Darnold finally signed his rookie deal on Monday, and hours later, he was on the field practicing with his new team - the New York Jets. It looks like things could have gotten off to a better start.

Darnold's deal calls for $30.25 million over four years - with $20 million of it guaranteed. He'll immediately compete for the starting job with veterans Teddy Bridgewater and Josh McCown.

Just hours after signing his deal, cameras caught footage of Darnold joining his teammates during stretching. They actually slow-clapped him in which is hilarious.

What isn't hilarious, at least if you're a Jets fans, is that Darnold was intercepted on his first pass during team drills - according to Rich Cimini. It probably wasn't the start Darnold was hoping for.

https://twitter.com/richcimini/status/1024008603286552576?s=21

Welcome back, indeed.

No - this isn't a huge deal. Darnold is looked at as the quarterback of the future for the Jets, and one pass during a drill a few hours after signing for millions of dollars likely isn't going to change that. But it is amusing.

Darnold, after two stellar seasons at USC, was drafted No. 3 overall by the Jets in this past April's NFL Draft. New York is hoping he's the franchise quarterback who can help them overtake the New England Patriots in the AFC East.