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Peyton Manning counseled Justin Herbert on NFL Draft decision

Peyton Manning counseled Justin Herbert on NFL Draft decision
Published On: Sun, Feb 10
Dec 30, 2015; Birmingham, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers running back Peyton Barber (25) in the 2015 Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Herbert surprised many by opting to return to Oregon for his senior season, passing up the chance to be the best quarterback in this yeara€™s NFL Draft pool. It turns out he got some advice along the way from someone whoa€™d know the process quite well.

Herbert said he spoke with Peyton Manning as he was making his decision on his future.

a€œI kind of talked to Peyton Manning a little bit,a€ Herbert told Chantel Jennings of The Athletic. a€œHe offered some really good advice. Hea€™s a guy who has done an incredible job. I have so much respect for him, and if therea€™s anyone who I could emulate, ita€™d be him. He just offered some great advice.a€

Manning essentially told Herbert to push aside emotion and feelings and consider the short- and long-term ramifications of each choice.

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