LSU Football: Why Peyton Manning’s advice to Joe Burrow is so important

Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
Former LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

LSU football quarterback Joe Burrow recently received some advice from future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning.

LSU football’s Joe Burrow made a good move recently by calling up legendary quarterback Peyton Manning for some advice on how to handle being a rookie in the NFL.

Manning, who was selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft, told ESPN on Sunday that Burrow called and asked what some of the things were that the former Tennessee Vols quarterback did in 1998 that Burrow could apply in 2020.

“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”, said Manning.

“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 then went on say that he lost more games during his rookie year in the NFL than he had in his high school and college careers combined.

“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”, explained Manning.

This is probably the best advice that Burrow could hear at this point — especially after recent comments he made about not being accustomed to losing.

Burrow recently told Shaquille O’Neal, during an appearance on The Big Podcast, that he wants to go to a “good team” because he’s never had a losing season in sports.

It’s extremely likely that Burrow will have to endure plenty of losses in 2020, whether it’s with the Cincinnati Bengals, or another team like the Miami Dolphins. The former LSU standout is going to land in a “not-good” situation. Like Manning said, there’s a reason those teams are picking at the top of the draft.

Burrow will need to know how to handle the losses when they inevitably come in 2020. It would be understandable if he gets frustrated, simply because it’s a situation he’s never been in before.

But hopefully, the advice from Manning will help Burrow learn from the losses and become a better quarterback.

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The fact that Burrow had the good sense to get some advice from Manning, one of the most self-aware quarterbacks in NFL history, suggests that the soon-to-be top draft pick will adjust to life in the NFL just fine.