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Brett Favre sees himself in NFL quarterback prospect Johnny Manziel

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NFL prospect Johnny Manziel previously said he wanted to be compared to Brett Favre.

Apparently, Favre does not think that is a fair comparison.

Favre believes Manziel was a better college player than him.

"I haven't watched him much," Favre told USA TODAY Sports, “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 threw for 346 yards and ran for two touchdowns while rallying Texas A&M past Ole Miss for a 41-38 victory. The Aggies trailed 38-31 midway through the fourth quarter, but Manziel led a masterful 75-yard drive, highlighted by his game-tying 6-yard touchdown run with 3:07 remaining.

Earlier this week, Manziel compared himself to Russell Wilson, a short dual-threat quarterback who won a Super Bowl title during the 2013 season.

NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock had a different comparison for Manziel.

“The first tape I put in was Alabama and I put the tape down about two hours later and I said, wow, that was awesome, that was really fun to watch,” Mayock said during a conference call on Tuesday. “The kid makes throws, he allows his other players to make plays. He gives Mike Evans a chance to make plays, he extends plays. He was like a combination of Fran Tarkenton and Doug Flutie. I really enjoyed it and there were two or three more tapes like that.”

Mayock may not put Manziel and Favre in the same sentence, but it beats being compared to Rex Grossman.

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Anwar S Richardson is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at NFLAnwar@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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