NASHVILLE – Brett Favre is a Hall of Fame quarterback, and a big fan of the game.
He's also a big fan of Titans running back Derrick Henry.
And Favre had an interesting comparison when discussing Henry on SIRIUSXM NFL Radio on Tuesday.
"I watch Derrick, and he reminds me so much – and this is kind of an odd comparison – but he reminds me a lot of Randy Moss, and how he controlled the game," Favre said of the Hall of Fame receiver, and Henry. "The only person that would stop Randy Moss would be Randy Moss. We double-covered him, we triple-covered him, and yet he still made the plays. You put nine guys in the box (vs the Titans), and it doesn't matter.
"A big comparison to me is they both look like they're barely running, but they are pulling away from people. I am like, 'Why doesn't Derrick show a little pizzazz? And then he runs for 76 yards, and no one can catch him. I am like, 'My goodness, this guy is incredible.' When you know someone is going to get the ball, either passing or running, and you can't stop him, that is when you know you're pretty good."
Favre, the former Packers, Jets and Vikings quarterback who competed against Moss for so many years while with the Packers, and later became teammates with Moss in Minnesota, thinks Henry is special.
Henry, who rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries in the team's 34-31 win over the Bills on Monday night, has been a beast for the Titans once again this season
In six games this season, Henry has 783 rushing yards, with 10 touchdowns. He's in the lead to capture the NFL's rushing title for the third straight year, following a season when he ran for 2,027 yards.
"It's hard to place a value on Derrick Henry, and what it allows you to do," Favre said. "You can call a run pretty much any time, and be successful with it."