Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 6/27/12

MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 17: Quarterback Brett Favre 4# of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates touchdown in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on January 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Following part one of his sitdown with NFL Network's Deion Sanders, when he handed down a pretty big compliment to Robert Griffin III, former gunslinger Brett Favre kept with the topic of quarterbacks.

Only this time geared toward those who've put them in a class amongst themselves.

The subjects included Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and ... (suspense) ... Aaron Rodgers. Favre had nothing but good things to say about each, especially the man who took his job (and legacy) in Green Bay.

"I knew when I left, this guy has all of the tools; he can beat you with his feet, he has a great arm, extremely accurate, handles the cast around him perfectly," Favre told Sanders, via Yahoo! Sports. "That's the key sometimes, and that's what [Tom] Brady has done: regardless of who you put out there, he's good. That to me is the mark of a good quarterback."

Perhaps more so than the elite listed above, Favre -- indirectly or not -- dished out the most respect to Tony Romo, saying the Cowboys' signal-caller is "probably more like me than any of those guys."

"Romo is probably more like me than any of those guys," Favre said. "Way too much is cast upon him — good, bad. It's Dallas and much is expected. He's carried those guys. But I'm watching last year — and I like Tony, I like the way he plays, at times he's underrated — but I'm watching and right before the snap, he's telling guys [to get into position and they don't know what they're doing.]

Aside from praising Romo -- he's the latest to do so -- Favre justified Dallas' occasional offensive inconsistency, suggesting it's not Romo's fault other players didn't know where to line up.

"How in the world are you going to have a positive play when the ball is coming and you're telling a guy [to get into position, the ball is snapped] and then he'll make something out of nothing. That's part of being a great quarterback is sometimes it's not going to go. As a coach, they would love to sit there and say, 'It's going to be five steps, you're going to hitch up into a perfect pocket, you're going to look at number one — no; you're going to go to number two — no.' It doesn't work that way."

Photo: Tom Olmscheid/AP

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