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Jets’ rookie Sam Darnold swaps pads for a Santa suit

December 20, 2018 - 1:08 pm

LIVINGSTON, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold is in the Christmas spirit. He dressed up as Santa to greet kids at the Livingston Mall.

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Bleacher Report says unaware youngsters peppered Darnold with requests for Saquon Barkley jerseys among other things, but no asks for one of his own.

Darnold later gave the kids a treat by throwing passes in his Santa suit before making a change and revealing his true identity and leading the crowd in a J-E-T-S chant.