WATCH: Sam Darnold throws first career touchdown pass

By Michael Dixon
Aug 30, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (14) during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets rookie Sam Darnold has his first career touchdown pass. He threw it on Monday night against the Detroit Lions, with Robby Anderson hauling in the 41-yard reception.

The touchdown and ensuing PAT gave the Jets a 17-7 lead over the Lions.

Darnold’s first start has been anything but smooth. The touchdown redeemed his first interception (a pick-six, no less), which came on the first play of his NFL career.

If nothing else, fans in New York can be encouraged by how well the young quarterback bounced back.