When you hear people discuss who Johnny Manziel’s game compares to, you usually hear Brett Favre. Manziel’s ability to improvise and make impossible throws are traits that made Favre so good.
So the question is what does Brett Favre think about the comparisons? Favre spoke with USA Today and acknowledged that he’s heard the comparisons and sees a young 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.”
I’m kind of surprised Favre came out and agreed with the comparisons. I think the pressure was already high for Manziel but Favre accepting the comparisons puts even more pressure on him.