It is an easy comparison to make, because of their gunslinger styles and off the field behavior. If Manziel has half the career as Favre that would be considered a success.
Favre talked to USA Today about what he sees in Johnny Football.
“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.”
“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 didn’t throw near as well as him,” said Favre. “He may have that capability — unbelievable throws and can makes plays with his feet.
“I was impressed.”
No one knows what Johnny Manziel will be in the NFL, but what we do know is it will be a wild ride as long as it lasts.