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TFD: Johnny Manziel is like a young Brett Favre, says old Brett Favre

Posted by: Michael Rand under NCAA: football, Vikings Updated: February 19, 2014 - 3:52 PM

Per USA Today, here is Brett Favre's take on Johnny Manziel:

"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."

Manziel certainly does just look like he's having fun out there.

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Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
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