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Trevor Lawrence passed on Pro Bowl invite, says Peyton Manning

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence was one of three AFC passers to decline an invite to the 2024 Pro Bowl Games, according to Peyton Manning.

Manning, who served as head coach of the AFC, told reporters that he spoke to Lawrence prior to the event, and said that the Jaguars quarterback didn’t participate because it was “kind of a late notice thing.”

“Talked to him this week, trying to maybe see if he was going to come down once Lamar [Jackson] was unable to play and just couldn’t — kind of a late notice thing for him, but he’s great,” Manning said, via Brent Martineau of Action Sports Jax.

When the Pro Bowl rosters were announced in January, the three quarterbacks for the AFC were Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins, Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, and Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens.

While Tagovailoa participated, Mahomes was unable to because the Chiefs reached Super Bowl LVIII. Jackson opted out for reasons that weren’t made public.

Those two open spots were eventually filled by the Houston TexansC.J. Stroud and the Indianapolis ColtsGardner Minshew. How many quarterbacks declined an invite before those two accepted is unclear, though. The Buffalo BillsJosh Allen was reportedly one of the other passers who skipped the event.

Lawrence, 24, finished his third season in the NFL with 21 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

Story originally appeared on Jaguars Wire