The rumors involving the St. Louis Rams‘ woeful quarterback situation have gone not only from bad to worse, but from worse to embarrassing. After Sam Bradford tore his ACL in Week 7, several reports stated the team wanted to sign Tim Tebow, who hasn’t been employed since he was a victim of the New England Patriots‘ final roster cuts after their final preseason game back in August. Early Thursday morning, the news that almost broke Twitter was reported: the Rams called Brett Favre.
Say it ain’t so! Not the 44-year-old gunslinger who apparently didn’t know what the word “retire” meant until he was over the hill! But ESPN’s Adam Schefter is never wrong and he said St. Louis’ brass called Favre on Sunday night, but the gray-haired signal-caller told them he was retired. No, really.
Now did the Rams actually want Favre to come lead their team for the remainder of this season? Absolutely not, and if any member of the St. Louis faithful believes that, he or she should have their head examined. The Rams are going to have a hard time selling tickets for the remainder of their games this season, so they called up Favre hoping he would at least entertain the offer, which would give the team some publicity. You know what they say: any publicity is good publicity.
If Favre actually had taken their offer, the Rams wouldn’t have played him, but you better believe Edward Jones Dome would have been filled on Monday night when the Seattle Seahawks came to town. A 44-year-old Favre suited up for Monday Night Football would have been just what the doctor ordered for the Rams’ pitiful state of affairs. All St. Louis wanted was to fill that prescription. Nothing more.