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Josh Dobbs credits Peyton Manning for preparing him for NFL career

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Former Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs credits NFL legend Peyton Manning for helping him prepare for the NFL draft.

During an appearance on NBC Sports Network’s “Pro Football Talk Live,” Dobbs said that he’s picked Manning’s brain many times during his college career, which has helped him prepare for games and which Dobbs believes will give him an edge in the NFL.

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“The best advice, easily, I’ve ever gotten from Peyton Manning is the importance of preparation,” Dobbs said. “He just talks about his preparation each and every week, his pre-snap process, his communication at the quarterback position and how important those three areas were. And then to go on the field with him and see the importance of each and every rep. Every rep is important and he’s trying to maximize that rep and make it a game rep. So to see how important your preparation is and seeing how important each rep is – that’s definitely made me a better quarterback in my college career and that’s something I’ve learned and will take to the next level.”

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Manning, who holds all of Tennessee’s career passing records, has been an ambassador to the program since graduating and has been even more involved following his retirement from a decorated NFL career in 2016.

Dobbs threw for 7,138 yards, 53 touchdowns and 29 interceptions with a 61.5 completion percentage on 999 attempts in his career at UT. He also set school records for rushing yards (2,160) and touchdowns (32) for a quarterback.

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