Former Green Bay Packers legendary quarterback Brett Favre was reportedly asked by the St. Louis Rams to come out of retirement and start at QB in lieu of Sam Bradford’s injury. This is real and was indeed reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter this morning. Favre has stated more than once that he doesn’t have any intention of making a comeback to the league, and he made good on his word by rejecting the Rams overtures. The Rams will now have to be stuck with starting Kellen Clemens, but it’s crazy to think that they believed Favre was the best option for their team.
Favre reiterated to ESPN Washington’s Sports Talk 570 that he has no intention of making a comeback. Here’s the quote provided by Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith, “I don’t know who, but I think a couple teams have inquired. It’s flattering, but there’s no way I’m gonna do that.”
It’s interesting to hear that more than one team actually called Favre with interest, and his agent Bus Cook must have done a darn good job of pumping up Favre last month. He stated that Favre is fit and strong enough (he compared Favre’s arms to “blacksmith’s arms”) to “play today” and just kept piling on the praise.
Right now, Favre is a high school coach and says he is more than content with what he is doing now, and hopefully this closes the book on teams trying to contact Favre. I doubt that happens, but I don’t doubt that Favre is content with not coming back; the game has passed him by, and he finally knows it.