You ask me it comes down to New Orleans Saint Drew Brees, who will turn 40 next month, and 23-year-old marvel Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs. (Keep in mind, because of early holiday deadlines, this is written before the last weekend of the season.)
So, this question was posed to me on Twitter: “As much as State and Ole Miss have had talent over the years, how did they both miss on Brett Favre, Steve McNair, Walter Payton and Jerry Rice? Some of the NFL's greatest athletes and record holders, all from Mississippi, but none went to the state's two biggest universities.
Older fans will remember this. Back in the old days, when John Vaught was the Ole Miss football coach and the Rebels were ranked in the Top 10 nearly every year, the Rebels would play an annual game with Chattanooga.