What is a 3-4 football franchise to do when its quarterback gets a season-ending knee injury? Call up the second string? Or try a total Hail Mary for a retired living legend?
The St. Louis Rams decided to try the latter after QB Sam Bradford got injured in Sunday’s game against the Panthers.
The Rams called up Bus Cook, the agent for Brett Favre, ESPN reports. There was some speculation the Rams might contact ESPN darling and famous virgin Tim Tebow, but St. Louis decided to shoot for the moon instead. Favre hasn’t played since December 2010 and told radio show Sports Talk 570 that he has no intention of returning to the field.
“It’s flattering, but you know there’s no way I’m going to do that,” he said Thursday morning.
“I had a great career,” the 44-year-old grandfather explained. “I think if anything, the last year that I played was an obvious writing-on-the-wall vision for you, if you will.”
Since Favre declined, and Tebow was never really on the table, the Rams have signed Brady Quinn and Austin Davis to help second stringer Kellen Clemens, who will start in Monday’s game against the Seahawks.