Few NFL quarterbacks have played the game the way Brett Favre did. The legendary Green Bay Packers QB defined the word “gunslinger” and never seemed to find a pass he didn’t want to throw.
There are a couple of NFL quarterbacks playing today that remind Favre of himself.
The Hall of Fame quarterback named two of them this weekend.
The two QB: Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
“There’s no question that the sky is the limit for Baker,” Favre told Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal. “And, yeah, I think his style of play, and I’ve heard the same thing about Mahomes, and I agree with both, that their styles of play — if you had to pick a former player — would certainly match up to my style.”
Mahomes, the reigning NFL MVP, has one of the greatest arms we’ve ever seen.
Favre is a big fan of his creativity, too.
“It’s a play-action fake that you’ve never seen before or a flip, underhand pass or diving over three defenders or ducking your head and getting the extra yard,” Favre said. “Those are the type of things that are the unexpected that will become, at some point, maybe expected with a guy like Baker or Mahomes. Playing [quarterback] the way I played and the way Baker and Mahomes play is they just kind of have that added little sixth sense.”
Mahomes and Mayfield will be two of the most-exciting quarterbacks to watch play in 2019, that is for sure.