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Tyler Thigpen could be the next Brett Favre (seriously)

Hey guys, sorry in advance if this has already been discussed, but when I checked Brett Favre's stats at ESPN.com, I noticed something interesting. 

Brett Favre threw for 18 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 1992, his first year as a starter. In 2008, Tyler Thigpen threw for 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. They both averaged in the 6 range for yards (Favre for 6.9, Thigpen for 6.2).

However, Thigpen's completion percentage and passer rating are both lower (by 10% and 10 points, respectively). One could make the argument that the 1992 Packers were a significantly better football team than the 2008 Chiefs. It's a pretty good argument too (remember Sterling Sharpe?).

I was against Henne's benching, and i'm skeptical of Thigpen because he is inconsistent and inaccurate. But he's also young, and like Favre he's a gunslinger who likes to scramble and take risks. Maybe it's a coincidence, or maybe Thigpen with a playmaker like Brandon Marshall can take Miami on a playoff run.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Phinsider's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of The Phinsider writers or editors.

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