Lookout, Peyton Manning is giving Joe Burrow NFL tips! Former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was expected to be the first overall pick in this year’s NFL draft after leading the Tigers to an undefeated national championship. The Cincinnati Bengals selected Burrow #1 overall.
Despite his success in college, Burrow reached out to former number one overall pick Peyton Manning. Out for some NFL tips as he heads into his rookie season. What did Manning have to say?
“He called me about some of the things that I tried to do as a rookie. That maybe he can apply to his NFL career.” Manning said. “Looks like it’s going to be for the Cincinnati Bengals. What I told him, ‘Look, Joe, if you’re the first pick in the NFL draft, you are going to a team that has earned the first pick in the NFL draft. There are going to be some holes there. There’s a reason the Colts were picking No. 1 that year. There’s a reason the Bengals are picking No. 1 this year.'”
Manning pointed out that he lost more games as a rookie with the Colts than he did in college and high school combined. This is true.
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“[Then-Colts coach] Jim Mora never took me out.” Manning said. “I learned some things in the fourth quarter of those blowouts. About what it took to be an NFL quarterback. Also, the next year we went from 3-13 to 13-3. That wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t have hung in there. Learned the ropes as a rookie, even though we took some bumps and bruises.
“So that’s what I tried to encourage Joe and all the other rookie quarterbacks that your rookie year is not going to be the same as your senior year in college. But if you learn how fast the defensive backs are, how soon you have to get rid of the ball, understand defenses, you can become a better player and really get it going the year or two after that.”