Peyton Manning may be rooting for Sam Darnold, in one specific way

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Of all the records future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning holds, the one record he wishes he didn’t hold came in 1998, when he became the rookie quarterback to throw more interceptions than any other rookie quarterback in NFL history.

Well, records are made to be broken — and one rookie may have a chance to break it.

Through three games, Jets quarterback Sam Darnold have five interceptions. That puts him on pace, roughly, for 27. One short of Peyton’s record of 28.

On Thursday night, Darnold had no interceptions until the final 90 seconds of the game. He threw two on the final two drives aimed at erasing a 21-17 deficit.

Of course, Darnold would surely take that many turnovers if it means becoming the player that Peyton became. And Peyton would surely take Darnold winging it for 13 more games in the hopes of picking up another 24 picks.

13 responses to “Peyton Manning may be rooting for Sam Darnold, in one specific way

  1. Well the turnovers were one of the knocks on Darnold coming into the draft, you gotta take the good with the bad hopefully Darnold has more good than bad. Josh Allen is completing 50 precent of his passes so far, go figure.

  2. Peyton also hope someone….anyone can break his record for nine 1-and-dones in the postseason. His best hope still remains Andy Dalton

  3. Peyton Manning INT % – 2.7

    Steve Young – 2.6
    Joe Montana – 2.6
    Dan Marino – 3.0
    Drew Brees – 2.4

    The bulk of his career wasn’t played in the “paralyzed by fear of turnovers” era.

    Rodgers and Brady are the only greats that are significantly better than Manning (1.6 and 1.8%)

  4. Manning changed the quarterback position. He’s the best of all time. Didn’t play in a system had 4 different coaches and didn’t throw 2 yard passes

  5. I believe Peyton threw for 26 touchdowns as well in his rookie year. Darnold at his current pace (3 touchdowns, 5 interceptions) would have him throwing only 15 touchdowns and 25 interceptions. If Darnold’s still running that TD-INT ratio 7-10 games into this season, my money is on him being benched for at least a couple games, maybe more.

    Darnold will need a much better TD to INT ratio than he has now to touch that record.

  6. How bad were the Colts his rookie year? Now compare how bad the Jets are Darnold’s rookie year. There you go!

  7. thefiesty1 says:
    September 21, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    How bad were the Colts his rookie year? Now compare how bad the Jets are Darnold’s rookie year. There you go!

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    Peyton had two future Hall of Famers (Marshall Faulk and Marvin Harrison) on his offense in his rookie year. 8 of the 11 starters on the Colts offense that year were 1st (5) or 2nd (3) round picks.

    You really don’t wanna compare that talent to what Darnold is working with right now offensively on the Jets.

  8. nhpats says:
    September 21, 2018 at 2:43 pm
    Peyton also hope someone….anyone can break his record for nine 1-and-dones in the postseason. His best hope still remains Andy Dalton

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    Jim Kelly hopes Brady plays long enough to break or tie his SB losses record. As a Patriots fan I hope not.

  9. “Peyton also hope someone….anyone can break his record for nine 1-and-dones in the postseason. His best hope still remains Andy Dalton”

    Fair point, but when do we acknowledge that it is at least somewhat due to Peyton Manning’s quarterbacking that those otherwise mediocre Colts teams even made it to the playoffs? The only year Manning’s Colts had a top five defense was the year they won the Superbowl in 2006, to my memory. Top ten defenses even aren’t usually enough to win a Superbowl, if we are judging by trends. Even Brady’s wins mostly involved a top five defense that year. Despite having players like Bob Sanders, Robert Mathis, and Dwight Freeney, the Colts always managed to be outside of the top five in defense most years.

    So yeah, the passing offense could be excellent, but if the defense is bad (or if the run game is bad-look at either Brady or Manning and tell me that they each could have won more with a few years of a great RB in their respective primes) or even not top five, then your team will not win against the best the league has to offer. I mean, Manning has had bad games in the postseason, as any quarterback can have, but we’re lying if we ignore his role in even getting the Colts as far they did.

  10. terripet says:
    September 21, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Manning changed the quarterback position. He’s the best of all time. Didn’t play in a system had 4 different coaches and didn’t throw 2 yard passes
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    Inflated stats from playing 1/2 of his career in a dome, winning record vs his feeble division but couldn’t beat the rest of the league most years as evidenced by his 9 one and dones in the playoffs.

    The only people who could possibly think he’s the GOAT are delusional Indy fans with nothing else to do.

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