BY: John Mamola

Brett Favre has moved away from the NFL gridiron to the high school coaching sidelines, but he still keeps up with the league and the future superstars in the college game on their way to the NFL.  Favre’s interest peaked in a recent USA Today interview in which Favre was asked his thoughts about former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. 

"I haven't watched him much," Favre told 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.  I didn't think I did a lot of things well (in college at Southern Miss), but he did. And I liked the attitude of 'whatever it takes' — from that standpoint, I liked him."

Manziel is expected to be a top ten selection in this May’s NFL Draft, while Favre was a second round selection (33rd overall) in the 1991 draft out of Southern Mississippi.  Time will tell if Manziel can compare with the resume of the future Hall Of Fame quarterback.

Favre holds many NFL records, including most career touchdown passes, most career passing yards, most career pass completions, most career pass attempts, most career interceptions thrown, most consecutive starts by a player, most consecutive starts by a quarterback, most career victories as a starting quarterback, most sacked, and most fumbles.

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