When placed side-by-side, their are a lot of similarities between the careers of future Hall of Famers Brett Favre and Peyton Manning. Both have appeared in countless Pro Bowls, won Super Bowls and MVP awards, and sit first and second on the NFL’s all-time passing touchdown and passing yards lists.

But perhaps the greatest similarity between the two is the fact that both players were traded from teams they played on for over a decade, forcing them to search for success in unfamiliar environments.

Favre, who recently had his number retired by the Green Bay Packers, explained on NFL Radio what he thinks is Manning’s current mindset, as he struggles to perform with the Denver Broncos at the age of 39 .

“You get to a point you realize that the end is near,” Favre said. “He has nothing to prove. He knows that. But still the competitor in him – the competitor in you Rich [Gannon], the competitor in me – you want to go out a certain way. You’d like to write your own script.”

Favre continued:

“I just want him to be happy and leave and say, ‘You know, I’m OK. I’m OK with it.’ As much as he’s accomplished, you would think that would be easy, but it’s never that easy.”

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