St. Louis Rams reportedly contacted Brett Favre to fill in at quarterback

After losing starting quarterback Sam Bradford for the year to a torn ACL, the St. Louis Rams reportedly reached out to Brett Favre. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Rams contacted Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, even though Favre has not played a game since 2010.

In September, Cook made waves by stating that, not only can Favre still play, but he can play better than many of the quarterbacks in the league. It appears Favre had the opportunity to prove his agent right or wrong, but has decided against playing.

This move could be seen as a publicity stunt for the Rams, who are near the bottom of the NFL in ticket sales. However, another guaranteed attraction, Tim Tebow, still remains on the free agent market. St. Louis signed Brady Quinn and Austin Davis instead.

*UPDATE* Thursday, 9:35 a.m.

Favre responded to the reports that the Rams were interested in signing him. He told Andy Pollin in a SportsTalk 570 interview (via The Washington Post):

“It’s flattering, but there’s no way in hell I’m going to do that.”

“I do watch games, [but] I don’t watch them a lot. I can honestly sit here and say I don’t go ‘I want to do that’ or ‘I feel like I could do that better.’ I leave that up to other people. I think if anything the last year I played was an obvious, writing-on-the-wall vision for you, if you will. It was time.  … When I left the NFL, it felt like I didn’t need to stick around. I didn’t need to be a part of it to feel like I had a purpose in life.”