Brett Favre powered through NFL defenses for two decades. And after several years of retirement, Favre believes Josh Allen is the next gen’s, Brett Favre.
Brett Favre is one of the greatest QB to play the position. In his 20 year career, he was named a 3 time MVP, 3 All-Pro selections, 8 Pro Bowls, and leading the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl. And perhaps his greatest differentiator was his legs and his strength, similar to Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen.
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— dyl (@dillyz_) October 10, 2019
Allen and the Bills took a huge step forward last season when they reached the AFC championship game and were oh-so-close to making the Super Bowl. However, they couldn’t get past the reigning Super Bowl champs, the Kansas City Chiefs and had to look ahead to the 2021-22 NFL season.
Brett Favre believes Josh Allen is the most like him
The NFL has taken a more pass-based offense curve in today’s generation. And it seems like only Josh Allen reminds Brett Favre of himself.
“I would say Josh Allen probably,” Favre told Trent Dilfer “A year ago at this time if we were having this conversation I would have said (Patrick) Mahomes or Baker Mayfield. Now it’s Josh Allen. The more I’ve gotten a chance to watch him, he’s trying to run over people. He’s just basically doing whatever.”
“He’s raw, but he’s a winner. I’m sure (Brian) Daboll, his offensive coordinator—who was my quarterback coach for the Jets—is like, ‘Quit being Favre!’ If you want to play 20 years you need to stop trying to run over people. In year three, four, five, six it’s kind of hard to.”
Favre said there’s only one noticeable difference.
“If there’s any difference he’s a little more polished. A little more… Josh is kind of like, of all the quarterbacks out there, he’s kind of like the closest to old school… He’s just winning games. Whatever that calls for, that’s what he’s able to do so definitely he and I are closest in comparison.”
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) August 30, 2021