Brett Favre hasn’t played in the NFL in three years, but that hasn’t stopped teams from inquiring about his availability. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the St. Louis Rams recently called the former quarterback to discuss joining the team.
On Sunday, Sam Bradford was lost for the 2013 season with a torn ACL. The Rams have been forced to hand over the reins to backup Kellen Clemens, who has just a 62.2 career passer rating. With hopes of making the playoffs, St. Louis asked about the future Hall of Famer’s availability.
Favre declined the offer, having been retired since the end of the 2010 season. While the future Hall of Famer has made multiple returns to the league, he appears to be done at 44 years old.
"It's flattering, but you know there's no way I'm going to that," Favre told ESPN 570 in Washington. "I had a great career. I think if anything, the last year that I played was an obvious writing on the walk, vision for you if you will."
Even if Favre wanted to come back to the NFL, he wouldn’t likely be very effective. In his last year, he played 13 games for the Minnesota Vikings and ended the season with a 69.9 passer rating. He threw 11 touchdowns and 19 interceptions, leading the team to a last-place finish in the NFC North.
After Favre told the Rams that he wasn’t interested, the organization signed career backup Brady Quinn. Michael Silver of NFL.com reported earlier this week that St. Louis had discussions about signing Tim Tebow, who remains a free agent. Clemens will get his first start with the team on Monday against the Seattle Seahawks.