Larry David says he tried to convince the old Jets GM to draft Lamar Jackson, but only got a condescending answer in return

AP Photo/Gail Burton and GettyLarry David knew that Ravens QB Lamar Jackson would be great, but his New York Jets didn’t listen. Cue the ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ theme music!

Larry David is having a real-life “Curb Your Enthusiasm” moment, and this time, it involves his subpar New York Jets.

In an interview with Michael Kay on Tuesday, the “Seinfeld” creator and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star spoke about his love for the less-than-stellar NFL franchise and about the time he gave his scouting two-cents to former general manager Mike Maccagnan.

David claims that he called Maccagnan prior to the 2018 NFL Draft and suggested that the Jets select current Baltimore Ravens quarterback and all-but-certain 2020 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson.

“I did call Mike Maccagnan before the 2018 draft and I recommended that he draft Lamar Jackson,” David said. “I have a witness!”

When Kay followed up to inquire how Maccagnan responded, David suggested that his team’s GM was less than receptive to the idea.

Larry david jetsAl Pereira/WireImageLarry David attends a New York Jets game at MetLife Stadium in 2016.

“He kinda gave me the most condescending…” he trailed off. “He laughed at me.”

“But who could blame him?” David added. “Nobody thought Jackson was going to be good.”

Instead of Jackson, the Jets took USC product Sam Darnold with the third overall pick in the draft.

Check out the full interview from “The Michael Kay Show” below:

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