In Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid sees a little of Brett Favre

Justin Parrish
May 08, 2020 - 2:03 pm

Andy Reid has mentored some very talented young quarterbacks in his NFL coaching career, which began in 1992 when he was hired as assistant coach for the Green Bay Packers. 1992 is also the year that the Packers traded a first round pick to the Atlanta Falcons for quarterback Brett Favre, who Reid would help coach for the next seven years.

While appearing on The Drive on Thursday afternoon, Reid was pushed on the comparisons of a young Brett Favre to current Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Reid didn't hesitate to draw comparisons.

"Just listening to them and the way they think and the things they see are so similar. Now their personalities they are different guys, just different people which makes the world go round and I'm good with that. There are no clones in this business. The way they see the game and that vision man, that vision that they have is incredible. The football imagination and how they exploit that on the field, it's a beautiful thing to be a part of and anything is possible, that's their thinking," Reid said. "As a coach you welcome that and then they're smart enough where you can feed them a good staple of plays and they can just digest it and in that split second they can execute it, it's tremendous."

That's high praise for Mahomes, whose first three seasons in the NFL have seen him win a Super Bowl championship and capture both regular season and Super Bowl MVP honors, making it easy to draw comparisons with Favre, who had a career that landed him in the top 5 of nearly every statistical category for quarterbacks in NFL history.

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