Peyton Manning Joked Jags Must Start Trevor Lawrence to Break His INT Record

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistApril 30, 2021

Former quarterback Peyton Manning motions to the crowd during the NFL Super Bowl 55 football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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Peyton Manning has jokes. Even for the top overall pick in the draft.  

The NFL legend jokingly told Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence that he hopes he breaks his rookie record for interceptions, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter: 

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

At the Masters earlier this month, former No. 1 pick Peyton Manning told this year’s No. 1 pick, new Jaguars’ QB Trevor Lawrence, that Urban Meyer needs to play him every play of every game so that he can break his record - his record for most interceptions by a rookie (28).

Lawrence may not want to come close to that mark, but if he has anything even mildly resembling Manning's career he'll have done well for himself. The Hall of Famer was a two-time champion, five-time MVP, 14-time Pro Bowler and sits third in both passing yards (71,940) and passing touchdowns (539). 

But if Lawrence takes his lumps early on, well, that's OK too. Manning did, after all, and he's one of the greatest players in NFL history. Even if he has at least one record he's ready to see broken.