Brett Favre praises Johnny Manziel

Retired Green Bay Packers legend quarterback Brett Favre is a fan of Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel.

Criticized by some who wonder if his free-wheeling game will translate well to the NFL, Manziel was selected later in the first round after being passed over earlier in the first round.

A three-time Most Valuable Player who won a Super Bowl with the Packers, Favre has no such doubts.

"I personally like Johnny Manziel as the quarterback in the draft,” Favre said in a video for Sqor. “I think Blake Bortles is different but is a good prospect as well. It depends on your need, the type of scheme you’re playing. But I think Manziel is probably the best playmaker in all the draft.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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