Commanders’ Jayden Daniels’ ceremonial first pitch goes awry earlier than Nationals sport

Washington Commanders rookie quarterback Jayden Daniels acquired the chance to throw out the primary pitch at Nationals Park on Sunday and proved he’s extra fitted to the gridiron.

Daniels walked out to the mound earlier than the Washington Nationals took on the Atlanta Braves.

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Washington Commanders quarterback Jayden Daniels reacts after throwing out a ceremonial first pitch earlier than the sport between the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park, Sunday, June 9, 2024, in Washington. (AP Picture/Alex Brandon)

The 6-foot-3 Heisman Trophy winner went into the wind up and bounced his pitch towards the suitable of the catcher. The ball practically went into the fingers of Commanders mascot Main Tuddy.

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Fortunately, nobody is anticipating him to throw strikes on the diamond.

The Commanders chosen Daniels with the No. 2 total choose of the 2024 draft in April. He was a standout participant at LSU, with 3,812 passing yards and 40 landing passes in his remaining season with the Tigers. It helped earn him excessive reward and one of many high picks within the draft.

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Jayden Daniels and Kliff Kingsbury

Offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury of the Washington Commanders instructs Jayden Daniels throughout rookie minicamp at OrthoVirginia Coaching Middle on Could 10, 2024, in Ashburn, Virginia. (Scott Taetsch/Getty Photos)

Daniels has gotten his toes moist at organized staff actions (OTAs) in latest weeks. It is simply the beginning of an extended journey as he will get able to take the reins because the beginning quarterback in 2024.

“As we’re getting began prefer it’s a giant passing camp. So for the quarterbacks, they’re getting some actually attractiveness,” Commanders head coach Dan Quinn stated, by way of the staff’s web site. “You realize, there’s a variety of coverages now which have gone in, , from the primary day of the place it was possibly simply three deep and man to man. 

“So, to see that kind of progress from he and from the opposite quarterbacks, I believe that is good. In weeks forward, we’ll add staff issues to it and blitzes and , a pocket and that type of stuff, however I believe what jumps not solely off the tape right here, what you guys do not see within the assembly room is simply the aggressive nature and the educational and the command that he has already. That is one thing that speaks to his work ethic.”

Jayden Daniels at mini camp

Jayden Daniels of the Washington Commanders on the OrthoVirgina Coaching Middle on Could 10, 2024, in Ashburn, Virgina. (Simon Bruty/Anychance/Getty Photos)

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Washington was 4-13 final season.

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