With all the QB injuries in the NFL this year, you knew it was inevitable that the goofy Brett Favre rumors would start up. But you didn’t think some team would actually be silly and desperate enough to contact Favre, who is now 44 and three years removed from his last action on a professional football field.
Well apparently there is a team out there silly and desperate enough to give Favre’s cell phone a ring and inquire about his availability for a comeback. And that team is the St. Louis Rams.
Adam Schefter reports that after Sam Bradford went out for the season with an ACL tear, the Rams reached out to Favre. But Brett told the Rams he’s perfectly happy being retired and has no interest in a comeback, thanks very much.
The Rams have since dipped into the retread QB pool and plucked Brady Quinn. Yes Brady Quinn, the Rams called a 44-year-old man who’s spent the last three years mowing grass and coaching high school kids before they called you. How does that make you feel?
Annoying as it is to even have to bring Favre’s name up in connection with any of the QB openings around the league, at least we now know that Brett is absolutely positively no-doubt-about-it permanently forever-and-ever retired. Unless some contending team loses their QB in like the last month of the season. Then maybe that old door would open up just a crack.