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Why Are NFL Teams Like The St. Louis Rams Pursuing Brett Favre In 2013?

Submitted by on October 24, 2013 – 12:33 pmOne Comment

The St. Louis Rams are desperate right now. They must be desperate. Because as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported earlier today, the Rams apparently reached out to Brett Favre earlier this week and asked him if he would be interested in making an NFL comeback this year. Their starting quarterback Sam Bradford tore his ACL against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday and will be out for the rest of the season. So with St. Louis slumping—and, more importantly, with their attendance trending downwards—they threw a Hail Mary this week and reached out to Favre to ask him to come and play quarterback for them.

Fortunately, Favre turned down their offer and told the Rams that he is not interested in making a comeback at this point. And we have to admit that we’re super glad that he didn’t take the bait and come back. Why? Well, for starters, Favre is now 44 years old. 44 years old. To think that he could come back and play at a high level at that age is preposterous. It has also been about three years since Favre has set foot on a football field. So he would undoubtedly be rusty if he decided to come back. And above all else, Favre enjoyed a great career during his time in the NFL. So why in the world would be want to come back now and tarnish that by playing with the Rams? It’s ridiculous.

Rather than turn to Favre, the Rams need to sit down and figure out what they want to do long-term in order to get better as a team. They don’t need Favre or Tim Tebow or any other short-term solution to come in and try to play quarterback for them. If they think Bradford is their guy, then they should move forward with one of the backup quarterbacks that they have now, let things play out this season, and then start over again next year. And if they don’t think Bradford is their guy, then they should start evaluating college quarterbacks now and pick someone up in the 2014 NFL Draft. Either way, they should not turn to Favre for help. And neither should any other NFL team.

It’s 2013, guys. Favre’s best days are behind him. So please: Don’t call him again. He’s busy enjoying retirement.

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