New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold unloads two beautiful deep balls in practice that’ll have the entire fanbase in a tizzy of excitement.

You ready? I don’t think you are. To watch a quarterback wearing the colors of the New York Jets so youthful and energetic may just knock your socks off. So get ready before it’s too late.

At rookie minicamp this weekend, young Sam Darnold was caught unloading two beautiful bombs by Darryl Slater of NJ.com.

The majority of the footage had Darnold working with the backs. The first two were delivered to the wheel route, two long shots that Darnold hit his man with in stride.


The next version had Darnold hitting his backs in the flat. And then on the back out and eventually, slant.

Not until the final play did we see a little wide receiver work as Darnold delivered a perfect strike on a skinny slant.

The talk about Darnold and what his eventual availability will be is completely foolish. The kid is, by far, the best talent within the position. It’s not even close and he will be starting Week 1—unless the Jets clearly hold him back.

Darnold, 20, put up astronomical numbers at USC. He threw for 7,229 yards and 57 touchdowns to 22 interceptions in 27 games (two seasons) with the Trojans.

Darnold is joined by Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Hackenberg at the quarterback position on the 2018 New York Jets official depth chart.

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