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Rams call Brett Favre, but he’s not returning

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Brett Favre is not returning to the NFL. But the Rams tried.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that after the Rams lost quarterback Sam Bradford to a season-ending knee injury on Sunday, the team contacted Favre to see if he was interested in coming out of retirement (again). Favre, however, told the Rams that he’s not interested.

Favre, who turned 44 this month, recently said he was “no way considering playing.” So it’s not surprising that he rebuffed the Rams’ advances.

Still, it would be interesting to know whether Favre would consider returning for a playoff contender. If, say, the Chiefs lost Alex Smith to an injury, would Favre return for the opportunity to play a few months for a Super Bowl contender?

Knowing the way Favre wavered so many times on retiring, this might not be the last time we hear about a potential Favre comeback. It’s been almost three years since he played his last game with the Vikings, but the Favre retirement watch isn’t over.

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65 Responses to “Rams call Brett Favre, but he’s not returning”
  1. jhein23 says: Oct 24, 2013 7:15 AM

    Why would he consider coming back for the Rams? The Chiefs I could see.

  2. slammincamnewton says: Oct 24, 2013 7:16 AM

    I hear Jeff Garcia, Donovan McNabb, and Daunte Culpepper are available for a sack of peanuts.

  3. primenumber19 says: Oct 24, 2013 7:23 AM

    Seriously? What, Jeff George and Jeff Garcia were busy?

  4. steelersaregodsteam says: Oct 24, 2013 7:25 AM

    Darn.

  5. kidsamoa260 says: Oct 24, 2013 7:27 AM

    He might play for the rams next week, he just doesn’t wanna get flattened this Monday night!

  6. mrcogburn says: Oct 24, 2013 7:28 AM

    THAT was Jeff Fischer’s contingency plan? Overrated .500 coach.

  7. f1restarter says: Oct 24, 2013 7:36 AM

    Well, this is pretty pathetic.

  8. anygivenwednesday13 says: Oct 24, 2013 7:43 AM

    “Kurt … Honey … the Ram’s are on the phone.”

    “Tell them I’m out of the country Brenda.”

  9. remok9 says: Oct 24, 2013 7:44 AM

    First the Tebow rumor now this. Sounds like the Rams FO is just tapping out and trying to spark more ticket sales. There’s gotta be somebody on a practice squad somewhere worthy of a shot.

  10. joshmelder says: Oct 24, 2013 7:47 AM

    Better call Saul

  11. geniusesq says: Oct 24, 2013 7:48 AM

    That was Jeff Fisher’s way of reminding Vince Young why you don’t burn bridges.

  12. tirdbirgler says: Oct 24, 2013 7:51 AM

    Sam Bradford is awful. Might as well play dead for Ted

  13. shlort says: Oct 24, 2013 7:51 AM

    The also called Bart Starr, but Starr had obligations to the rawhide boys ranch and couldn’t get out of it.

  14. rdav29 says: Oct 24, 2013 8:00 AM

    Please no

  15. steelersaregodsteam says: Oct 24, 2013 8:04 AM

    Tebow time is alive and well

  16. barneyrumble says: Oct 24, 2013 8:06 AM

    I hope this goes away quickly and we don’t hear Farve, every time there is a potential QB position.

  17. goraidersgospurs says: Oct 24, 2013 8:09 AM

    If the money was right, pretty sure he would be there before the drop of a dime!!!

  18. wheeln69 says: Oct 24, 2013 8:12 AM

    Call the Skins and offer their 1st round pick back and a player for Kirk Cousins…wouldn’t want to see that as a Skins fan, but is an option….

  19. myasylum11 says: Oct 24, 2013 8:14 AM

    I for one would love to see what he had left in the tank!

    His last year as a Viking wasn’t so good, but neither was the Vikings O line and no Percy Harvin. People forget that. Not really a fair year to judge.

  20. 4sacroc says: Oct 24, 2013 8:15 AM

    Seriously, a nation of more than 300 million people and among 32 NFL teams we can’t find more than, say, 64 people (starters and backups) to play quarterback?

    And most of those back-ups can’t win for ‘ya.

    Bizarre.

  21. banvard316 says: Oct 24, 2013 8:17 AM

    Honestly, why not give Jermarcus Russell a shot? At least he is young, and who knows, maybe he can be a great comeback story with all that young wide receiver talent around him.

  22. helix828 says: Oct 24, 2013 8:24 AM

    Someone get Vinny Testaverde on the horn ASAP.

  23. colv says: Oct 24, 2013 8:25 AM

    Sad for the Rams to even suggest. Telling on the state of backup QBs In the NFL.–no good ones out there I guess. But wow Rams really?

  24. westampa says: Oct 24, 2013 8:26 AM

    Tampa fans are glad to share the circus with Stl & Minny.

  25. koolaidcircusbeast says: Oct 24, 2013 8:35 AM

    Nice try, Rams, but Brett doesn’t hurl a football anymore; he only throws sticks to his dog in real comfortable jeans these days.

  26. andrewlucksneard says: Oct 24, 2013 8:35 AM

    He would be a top 10 QB in the NFL immediately upon return…but I hope he stays retired

  27. schuch10 says: Oct 24, 2013 8:41 AM

    65 year old Brett Favre > any age Kellen Clemens

  28. howiefeltersnatch says: Oct 24, 2013 8:41 AM

    I miss Favre, get this guy in a uniform

  29. alexb1234 says: Oct 24, 2013 8:45 AM

    Vince Young is available….he knows Jeff Fisher’s offense…desperate times…

  30. virusgvr says: Oct 24, 2013 8:45 AM

    You know you suck as an NFL QB if Favre gets a phone call from a team before Vince Young or Tebow.

  31. steves11 says: Oct 24, 2013 8:47 AM

    Wherever Kevin Kolb is these days, he MUST be available!

  32. zoxitic says: Oct 24, 2013 8:49 AM

    If theyre considering favre then they are not too far away from you know who.

  33. chawk12thman says: Oct 24, 2013 8:49 AM

    Tebow just can’t catch a break.

  34. sschmiggles says: Oct 24, 2013 8:51 AM

    Wow, talk about being desperate

  35. allday2k says: Oct 24, 2013 8:51 AM

    I was hoping the Vikes would sign him last year for the playoff game when Ponder couldn’t suit up. That would have been awesome to see Farve giving it one last go and against the Packers in a playoff game. Even if he was rusty it would have better than the Musgrave and Webb combo.

    He obviously won’t return to play for a 1-5 Vikes team, but as bad as we’ve been at QB, having him play definitely wouldn’t make us any worse. Plus a Farve and Jennings reunion while in purple would be priceless and Farve would turn Cordarrelle Patterson into the Rookie of the Year.

  36. GenXJay says: Oct 24, 2013 8:51 AM

    Kurt Warner is upset &Trent Green is furious.

  37. gridironmike says: Oct 24, 2013 8:53 AM

    Jamarcus Russell needs an explanation.

  38. ivanpavlov0000 says: Oct 24, 2013 8:54 AM

    This is just sad.

    I’m sure Vinnie Testaverde is available.

  39. ejmstr says: Oct 24, 2013 8:55 AM

    He can’t. being on Social Security prohibits him from making that much money.

  40. mackie66 says: Oct 24, 2013 8:55 AM

    Don’t start this……

  41. skito13 says: Oct 24, 2013 8:56 AM

    What kinda crops ole Brett growin down there on his farm?? Good dream though……

  42. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 24, 2013 8:58 AM

    I know they’re desperate, but whatever they do, don’t text him.

  43. packfntk says: Oct 24, 2013 9:03 AM

    Can you say desperation?

  44. tennesseeoilers says: Oct 24, 2013 9:05 AM

    Wow … what does this tell you about how Jeff Fisher’s opinion of Matt Leinert has changed? Remember, Fisher and Floyd Reese begged Bud Adams to draft Leinert instead of Vince Young in 2006. Apparently, both sides of that argument were wrong. Even given his flaws, Jay Cutler was by far the best QB in that draft.

  45. strongmackn says: Oct 24, 2013 9:09 AM

    It just got real

  46. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Oct 24, 2013 9:10 AM

    Well…atleast we have the Cardinals..sigh..

  47. muskyhunter2542 says: Oct 24, 2013 9:17 AM

    What if The Packers lost Aaron Rodgers for the season. Would he come back to The Packers?!?!

  48. clemenza58 says: Oct 24, 2013 9:23 AM

    Thank God that ship has sailed.

  49. watermelon1 says: Oct 24, 2013 9:25 AM

    I would love to see him come back. Even if the team has no playoff chances, it at least makes them fun to watch.

    As long as it’s a team with a decent o-line. Watching Favre get injured would be no fun.

  50. TheDPR says: Oct 24, 2013 9:26 AM

    They’d be better off with a guy like Vince Young. He’s not very good but at least has the legs to get out of trouble.

  51. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 24, 2013 9:30 AM

    Wasn’t anyone paying attention in 2010? Favre was so bad he made the current crop of Viking quarterbacks look good. When you’re done, you’re done.

  52. pj608 says: Oct 24, 2013 9:33 AM

    Bring back Marino!

  53. FlashPatterson says: Oct 24, 2013 9:38 AM

    I doubt he really cares about another superbowl. After this long I’m sure he’s past it.

  54. dvdman123 says: Oct 24, 2013 9:41 AM

    Joe Nameth says he’s ready/willing to give it another try.

  55. dickroy says: Oct 24, 2013 9:49 AM

    I believe Favre would come back to a team that had a chance to win. But bring him back? Why not Marino or Bradshaw. I think Tebow would be their best option.

  56. bennyb82 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:00 AM

    Kurt Warner.. do it

  57. gpack22 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:11 AM

    Wonder what Brett’s answer would be if Rodgers went down and the Pack was still leading the NFC North?

  58. joetoronto says: Oct 24, 2013 10:41 AM

    He’s still better than a lot of starters right now.

    Lots.

  59. favrewillreturn says: Oct 24, 2013 10:46 AM

    Who wouldn’t want the best Qb in NFL history under center for their team. This man is a first ballot hall of famer. Thankful to have 20+ years of hall of fame Qb play in GB.

  60. thefiesty1 says: Oct 24, 2013 10:55 AM

    VY, VY, VY. There is no other choice. 31-19 record is better than a lot of starting QB’s.

  61. daysend564 says: Oct 24, 2013 11:09 AM

    Jeff George

  62. johnouk1 says: Oct 24, 2013 12:49 PM

    Perhaps we can take up a collection and bail out Ryan Leaf, sober him up, get him a haircut and and uniform and trot him out as the Rams starter!!

    He’s available . . real cheap!

  63. 2difshoe says: Oct 24, 2013 7:26 PM

    Why not call Richard Simmons too ?
    Heck maybe with his flaming hot pink Daisy Duke work out shorts he will blind the defense and run for a touchdown, that’s if he doesn’t trip and fall running down the field as his pedicure dries.

  64. dafc0n says: Oct 24, 2013 9:08 PM

    That ” Bounty” shot Favre took from New Orleans is still way too fresh in his memory for him to EVER consider coming back!

  65. letafan4ever says: Oct 24, 2013 10:10 PM

    The Latest is that Austin Davis has the same agent as Brett and they were actually calling about Austin, but jokingly asked if Brett was available. ESPN, NFL have made this a much bigger story than it actually is. Austin had been released a few months ago from there and is now resigned. They also signed Brady Quinn.
    Rams is reportedly saying they were not all that serious when they asked about Brett on the Phone call to the Agent.

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