Peyton Manning jokes he’d be OK with Joe Burrow breaking his rookie interception record

Peyton Manning, the No. 1 overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft and a future Pro Football Hall of Famer, said on ESPN’s “SportsCenter on Sunday that LSU quarterback and potential 2020 NFL Draft No. 1 pick Joe Burrow reached out to him for advice last week.

Here’s what Manning told Hannah Storm about his conversation with Burrow, who is preparing for his rookie season in the league — which many expect will be with the Cincinnati Bengals:

For him I tried to tell him, it’s a marathon, it’s not a sprint. Look, I lost more games my rookie year than I had in my entire high school and college career combined. I threw 26 interceptions (Manning actually threw 28 INTs in 1998). That’s still an NFL record. If Joe wants to break that, Hannah, I’d be OK with that. We’d still be friends. But I tried to learn a lot that year. I played every game. Jim Mora never took me out. I learned some things in the fourth quarter of those blowouts about what it took to be an NFL quarterback.

Bengals director of player personnel Duke Tobin talked to reporters last week about what he perceives as several of Burrow’s strengths. The Bengals and Burrow reportedly maxed out on weekly meeting time the league permits.

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