DETROIT (CBSNewYork/AP) — Sam Darnold’s career can only improve, right?

The New York rookie threw an interception on his very first NFL play, and Detroit’s Quandre Diggs returned it 37 yards for a touchdown to give the Lions a 7-0 lead over the Jets on Monday night.

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Darnold was drafted with the third-overall pick this year, and he earned the start in the season opener. But his first throw looked ill-advised from the moment it left his hand, floating toward the left sideline, where Diggs picked it off.

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Darnold does have some company, at least. Jameis Winston had his first pass intercepted and returned for a touchdown in 2015. That was the first time a rookie’s first throw was returned for a TD since Brett Favre — then with Atlanta — in 1991.

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