Brett Favre loves him some Brett Favre. So it's not surprising that he's digging former Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel because, well, he reminds Favre of himself. In an interview with Nate Davis of USA Today
, Favre said he saw Manziel play against Ole Miss where the QB passed for 346 yards and ran for 124, on the way to a 41-38 win. While watching that game, Favre thought he was watching tape of himself when he was Manziel’s age...
“I almost thought I was watching film of a young Brett Favre,” the old Favre said. ”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 didn’t throw near as well as him. He may have that capability — unbelievable throws and can makes plays with his feet. I was impressed.”