Peyton Manning reveals that Joe Burrow called for advice about rookie season in NFL
Joe Burrow wants to be as prepared as possible when he enters the NFL. While there is no real way to acclimate to the professional level without stepping on the field, the projected No. 1 overall selection is doing everything in his power to ensure he’s ready.
Recently, the Heisman Trophy winner picked up the phone to call one of the all-time greats for advice. That’s right, Burrow called former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning regarding what he should expect in his rookie year.
Manning told SportsCenter that Burrow called last week about how to handle his first year in the league. The future Hall of Famer and former No. 1 pick gave Burrow some pretty simple advice.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on what Manning told Burrow:
Peyton Manning said on @SportsCenter that Joe Burrow called him last week, asking for advice how to handle his rookie season. Manning told him to learn what he can, become a better player, before adding that he’s OK with Burrow breaking his rookie-year interception record of 28.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 19, 2020
Manning’s first year in the NFL didn’t go so well in Indianapolis, but he bounced back in a big way. Not only did he break numerous NFL passing records, he went on the play in four Super Bowls, winning two titles during his career.
Burrow is projected to be the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s draft, taken by the Cincinnati Bengals. He’s coming off one of the greatest individual seasons in college football history, throwing for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns while completing over 76 percent of his passes.
The 2020 NFL Draft is scheduled for Thursday.