How the Manning family is helping Bengals' Joe Burrow transition to NFL

6:00 AM ET

CINCINNATI — Archie Manning loves sending text messages.

Every week, the 71-year-old former NFL quarterback scrolls through his iPhone and shoots quick messages to young QBs scattered throughout college and the NFL. Sometimes it’s a brief note before a big game. Often, it’s a few words of encouragement after a rough outing.

Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow received one of those a couple of days ago after he struggled in a 27-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. It was a reminder from Archie that his son, former Giants quarterback Eli Manning, had a similar performance during his rookie season in 2004.

Create a new league today and start fresh from this point! Leagues drafted before the first game of the week will begin play immediately, while leagues drafted after the first game will start the following week.
Create or join a league today >>

The Manning family, which of course also includes future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, knows both ends of the football spectrum — from character-building rookie seasons to leading a team to a Super Bowl. As the Bengals prepare to face the Indianapolis Colts, Peyton’s former team, on Sunday, Burrow’s relationship

Read More

 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on reddit
Share on pinterest
Share on email

Scroll to Top