ST. LOUIS (ESPN.com) - For all the questions about whether the Rams would call Tim Tebow after Sam Bradford suffered his season-ending knee injury, they didn't. They called a bigger-name, higher-profile quarterback.
After the team lost Bradford to a season-ending knee injury, St. Louis called Brett Favre on Sunday night, asking whether the 44-year-old retired quarterback, who is now a grandfather, would be willing to leave his farm to plow through the back half of the Rams' schedule, league sources said.
Favre hasn't played since December 2010, but that didn't stop the Rams from reaching out to Favre's agent, Bus Cook.
One source familiar with the Rams' conversations said that if Favre took them up on their interest, "it could break Twitter."
Yet the man who famously wavered over whether to play too many times to count didn't waver this time. Through Cook, Favre told the Rams that he was retired -- actually, really, officially.