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Murray is starting to show some of the classic “gunslinger” traits

Before the start of the season, it would have been strange to compare Kyler Murray and Brett Favre in any way. But after three games, Murray is showing some of the traits that made Favre one of the best and one of the most unpredictable.

The early years of Favre’s career in particular saw him make some amazing throws and cause some head-scratching turnovers due to a supreme amount of self-confidence. Murray has repeated some of that pattern through the first three games of 2021 including in Jacksonville.

He threw for over 300 yards for the third straight game, putting his total over 1,000 passing yards with 14 games left to play. He has also started the second half of each game with an interception which in Jacksonville was a pass intended for Kirk that Andrew Wingard picked off and returned for 23 yards.

Murray and Favre are about as different as they come in terms of personality and most of their play style, but one area they have in common is their willingness to send the ball in dangerous situations. Sometimes those plays result in magic like we have already seen from Murray many times this season, but they can also lead to costly turnovers.