The New York Jets quarterback was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, as he took part in positional drills for the first time since suffering a foot injury in Week 9.
The news is at least a baby step for the rookie to return.
Darnold had previously only been a spectator during drills since suffering the injury on Nov. 4.
"It was good. It was good to get back there in the huddle again and run some plays," Darnold said, per the team's official website.
Darnold says he's hopeful he'll be ready to play Sunday.
"At the same time, seeing how I feel every single day, assess it after every practice and go from there," Darnold said, per the New York Daily News. "It's a little sore, but nothing crazy. Just treating it."