It appears some NFL scouts aren’t the only football minded people to suggest former Texas A&M Aggie Johnny Manziel reminds them of Brett Favre.
Nope, in fact, Favre says Maziel reminds him of a younger version of himself.
“I haven’t watched him much,” Favre told USA TODAY Sports recently, “but one game I watched, for like three quarters, was the Ole Miss game.”
Manziel passed for 346 yards and ran for 124 more (plus two TDs) while engineering a 41-38 comeback win for the Aggies in Oxford, Miss., on Oct. 12, 2013.
“I almost thought I was watching film of a young Brett Favre,” said the current Favre, who is 44 and spent 20 years in the NFL.
“I didn’t think I did a lot of things well (in college at Southern Miss), but he did. And and I liked the attitude of ‘whatever it takes’ — from that standpoint, I liked him.”
Of course, the comparison is a little odd considering Favre admits he hasn’t watched the football phenom much, but maybe the NFL legend doesn’t need much scouting time.
Favre went on to suggest that he feels Manziel is likely further progressed than Favre was when he entered the league.
Some pretty big praise from the longtime Green Bay Packers signal caller.