Is Brett Favre really coming back again? The answer, thankfully, appears to be no, but a team in need of a quarterback decided to reach out to the 44-year-old to see if he had any interest in getting back on the NFL field.
ESPN”s Adam Schefter reported that the St. Louis Rams, who have lost starting quarterback Sam Bradford for the rest of the season with a knee injury, reached out to Favre to see if he would be willing to play for the team.
Favre, who is now a grandfather, declined the offer. He hasn’t played in the NFL since late in the 2010 season. He’s halfway to the Hall of Fame, assuming he gets in on the first ballot, and clearly isn’t turning back.
During his playing days, Favre, who often seemed to indicate he was going to retire at the end of every season only to return a few weeks or months later, put up some amazing numbers.
Favre is still the NFL’s all-time passing yardage leader with 71,838 yards and all-time passing touchdowns leader with 508. He led the Green Bay Packers to the Super Bowl XXXI title, with a victory over the New England Patriots, and an appearance in Super Bowl XXXII, a loss to the Denver Broncos.
He spent 16 seasons with the Packers before playing one year with the New York Jets and two more seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. Many forget that he actually began his career with the Atlanta Falcons before being traded by the team that drafted him after just one season and four pass attempts.
So who's next on the blast-from-the-past wish list for the Rams? Are they going to reach out to Dan Marino? Share your thoughts with me on twitter @aksports.