Sean Payton called Eli Manning for recommendation on Davis Webb
Many have wondered how 28-year-old first-time assistant coach Davis Webb is going to tutor/coach 34-year-old Russell Wilson with the Denver Broncos this season.
New head coach Sean Payton isn’t too concerned. He did his due diligence on Webb, including speaking to Webb’s former New York Giants teammate and mentor, Eli Manning.
One of the people that #BroncosCountry Sean Payton called to get insight and a recommendation on new QBs coach Davis Webb? @EliManning #giants
— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) February 28, 2023
Webb has always been considered a ‘coach-in-waiting’ and has played recently in the NFL — for the Giants against Philadelphia in Week 18. It was the only start of his six-year NFL career.
The Denver quarterbacks coach job is not Webb’s first offer, however. He was offered the Buffalo Bills’ quarterback coach job prior to the 2022 season but chose to continue his playing career with the Giants.
Apparently, that’s all over now as he embraces his true football destiny. And that seems to come after a glowing recommendation from Eli.
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