One parent, Jason Kaplan, of Mahwah, was wearing a Giants hooded sweatshirt, but that didn't stop him from taking a photo with Darnold.
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Not a bad way to endear himself to his new community.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets kicked off the National Football League draft by getting their quarterback of the future - who might actually be the face of the franchise right now. Mark Sanchez started Week 1 for the New York Jets in 2009.
And in all, four of their five picks in the first two rounds were offensive or defensive linemen. "We feel we have some good, young players".
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And the first thing they must do is find a way to defeat the cream of the National Hockey League in Nashville . Rinne lasted two periods, ceding three goals on 16 shots, before Laviolette opted for backup Juuse Saros .
"Whatever happens happens", Darnold said. "I'm not scared to get down there and put my hand in the dirt".
It's been a rough go of it for the Browns ever since they returned to Cleveland in 1999 (the original Browns are now the Baltimore Ravens and with two Super Bowl trophies since its move), with just a single playoff appearance and an unsightly 1-31 record the last two seasons.
Last month, the Jets re-signed veteran Josh McCown to a one-year, $10 million contract. "I did not think we would have a shot at you", acting CEO Christopher Johnson said during his phone call with Darnold after the team drafted the quarterback.
Darnold arrived in New Jersey for his introductory press conference Friday. McCown is the old man in a quarterback room that now includes Darnold in addition to Teddy Bridgewater, Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg, and he's fine with that. I'm just going to be myself.
With the Jets, Darnold will be tutored by offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates, who also held the same position at USC in 2009 during Pete Carroll's final season.