As the NFL season begins its final four-week run, there’s naturally a lot of talk about who should be the league MVP for 2018. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is in that conversation, as is New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
So why not ask a quarterback who won the MVP award in three straight seasons — former Green Packers quarterback Brett Favre, who won the award in 1995, 1996, and 1997 — for his opinion?
TMZ sports has released a video of Favre’s take.
“There are several guys that are worthy of consideration — and Drew Brees is right at the top. But I would say right now, I’d probably have to give it to Patrick Mahomes,” said the Hall of Fame quarterback.
But then Favre hedged a little, pointing out that Brees, Philip Rivers and Tom Brady also have legitimate cases to be considered the league MVP, since the three teams for which they play probably wouldn’t be where they are without those three quarterbacks — just like the Chiefs.
“That’s what you have to look at it,” said Favre. “Those four guys — if you take them out of the mix, I don’t think those four teams have near the success they’ve had to this point.”
TMZ’s interviewer then told Favre that in another recent interview, former Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil told TMZ that he sees Mahomes doing things that no other quarterback can do — things that could make him the greatest of all time.
“I would agree,” said Favre. “Now it’s a little unfair to label him that way just yet. And he would admit that. But it sure is better than saying he’s underachieved. Everyone in that organization has expected him to do great things. And they even have to be somewhat amazed at what he’s done.”
You have to give kudos to Favre for giving credit where credit is due. But it’s fascinating that his immediate response to the question was to pick the one quarterback currently in the MVP conversation that so far, has looked most like Favre himself: Patrick Mahomes.