Rams Call Brett Favre To Be Next QB
The St. Louis Rams called Brett Favre, the legendary former Green Bay Packers QB, Sunday night to see if he would be interested in being their next QB. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Rams were interested in Favre after they lost current QB Sam Bradford for the season to a season ending knee injury. The Rams must be desperate after their 30-15 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Favre is 44 years old!
According to sources, Brett Favre was not interested in the offer from the Rams. His agent Bus Cook has confirmed the reports. Initially, Cook may have been the one to start the rumors. Back in September, Cook said, “He could play today. I saw him the other day. He’s in the best shape I’ve ever seen him in, physically. His arms look like a blacksmith’s arms. He rides a bike probably 30-50 miles a day. He runs four or five miles a day. He’s coaching at the high school and they’re undefeated. He loves it. His body fat is 7.5 percent and he weighs 225 pounds. He could play today, better than a lot of them out there today.”
In an interview on Thursday with ESPN 570 in Washington, Favre said it was “flattering” but there was no way he was returning. Since injuring his shoulder with the Minnesota Vikings in 2010, Favre has not played football in the NFL. He is happy spending time with his family, volunteering his time with youth, and running his farm.
In his 19-year NFL career with the Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, and the Vikings, Favre amassed the NFL’s highest marks in pass completions (6,300), pass attempts (10,169), passing yards (71,838), passing touchdowns (508), and interceptions (336).
Since Sunday the St. Louis Rams have signed QB Brady Quinn. Many are questioning why the Rams have not called up Tim Tebow. There is a shortage of good QB’s in the NFL these days and one has to wonder if Tebow will ever get a shot again. But for this week, Favre is mowing grass and the Rams are playing QB by committee.