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Brett Favre Rejects Offer From St. Louis Rams

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Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images.

The St. Louis Rams are beyond desperate after losing Sam Bradford for the season. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Rams reached out to Brett Favre to see if they could coax him out of retirement. Thankfully, Favre spared the sports world another “will he or won’t he” saga by declining their offer.

"It's flattering, but you know there's no way I'm going to do that," he said. "I had a great career. I think if anything, the last year that I played was an obvious writing-on-the-wall vision for you, if you will. It was time."

The Rams are 3-4, and that may have factored into his decision to turn them down. If they were above .500 and in a position to make the playoffs, perhaps Favre would be signing a different tune.

Kellen Clemens has taken over for Bradford at quarterback, and the team recently signed Brady Quinn and Austin Davis to back him up. It’s clear that they aren’t confident in any of their current options, and they didn’t plan very well for an emergency situation such as Bradford suffering a season-ending injury.

"I'm like a yardstick, I'm so stiff," he said. "So I'm just trying to ... not stay in shape to play, but stay in shape to do everyday things, not only with my daughter and my wife and my grandson, but really just for me."