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Brett Favre: Austin Davis could be next Kurt Warner

The undrafted quarterback out of Southern Mississippi is now 2-3 as the St. Louis Rams' starter, with a TD to INT ratio of 9-4. He completed 85.71 percent of his passes against the league's best secondary last week, which was second-best against the Seahawks all time.

Brett Favre, a fellow Golden Eagle, thinks this is the start of something big.

"Not to sound off my rocker, but he -- in my mind -- can be the next Tom Brady or Kurt Warner," Favre told ESPN. "(Brian) Hoyer as well. Austin, like those mentioned, just needed a legit opportunity."

In his six appearances, he has logged just two that resulted in a QB rating of less than 98. His numbers stayed strong against two of the best teams, Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, that he's faced so far this season.

In short, he's everything -- and more -- a coach could want out of a third-string quarterback.

At this point, the Rams would love to have uncovered the next Kurt Warner, or even the next Brian Hoyer. They'd love it if Davis could keep his hot streak going against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

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