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Brett Favre reportedly turned down offer from St. Louis Rams

brett-favre-vikingsBrett Favre has not played in the NFL since he was with the Minnesota Vikings in 2010. Apparently that did not stop the St. Louis Rams from thinking the Ole Gunslinger can still get it done.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Rams reached out to Favre on Sunday night after Sam Bradford suffered a season-ending knee injury in a loss to the Carolina Panthers. The 44-year-old declined.

There were initially rumors that the Rams were interested in Tim Tebow, though that clearly was not the case as I’m sure Tebow would have been more than willing to sign with St. Louis.

During a radio interview on Thursday morning, Favre confirmed there was interest but said there’s “no way in hell” he’s making another comeback.

“It’s flattering, but there’s no way in hell I’m going to do that,” he told SportsTalk, via the Washington Post. 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.”

So what’s more surprising, the fact that the Rams were reportedly willing to take a chance on a 44-year-old quarterback who hasn’t played in three years, or the fact that Favre turned them down? He’s only come out of retirement, what, 13 times? The Rams’ front office must have taken what Favre’s agent said recently a bit too seriously. I think he was just trying to compliment his client.

Brett Favre’s fantasy football quarterback is … Aaron Rodgers

Brett-Favre-Aaron-RodgersGreen Bay Packers legend Brett Favre and heir to the throne Aaron Rodgers may have a fairly awkward relationship, but Favre is a retiree now. He no longer plays football on Sundays, unless he’s slinging the pigskin with some buddies in his Wrangler jeans. Instead, Favre plays fantasy football like the rest of us. And you’ll never guess who his starting quarterback is.

During an interview on NFL Network’s “NFL GameDay Morning” on Sunday, Favre revealed that he has a rooting interest in Rodgers and his old team this season.

“It is true. And I have 27 minutes left to set my team,” Favre said. “Aaron is my quarterback. And he’s usually guaranteed to get me about 30 points. First week I think he got me about 45. … He’s been good.”

Favre added that his wife’s team has been killing his this season, as he has dealt with injuries to players like New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola. Hopefully the health of his team didn’t get any worse with all the significant injuries like Arian Foster, Doug Martin and Reggie Wayne that took place over the weekend.

Maybe that explains why Favre recently admitted he was at fault for the ugly ending to his tenure in Green Bay. Did he have an early fantasy draft and already have Rodgers on his squad at that point? Favre also later said he believes Rodgers will shatter all of his team records, which could have been fantasy football wishful thinking. Now it all makes sense.

Brett Favre could still play today, agent Bus Cook says

brett-favre-vikingsBrett Favre will be turning 44 next month and has enough gray hair to kill it in a “Just for Men” commercial. The Ole Gunslinger has not taken an NFL snap since he was with the Minnesota Vikings in 2010. Despite that, Favre’s agent Bus Cook believes the Green Bay Packers legend could still play in the NFL.

“Today, he could play today,” Cook said Monday night, via AL.com’s Tommy Hicks. “I saw him the other day. He’s in the best shape I’ve ever seen him in, physically.

“His arms look like a blacksmith’s arms. He rides a bike probably 30-50 miles a day. He runs four or five miles a day. He’s coaching at the high school and they’re undefeated. He loves it. His body fat is 7.5 percent and he weighs 225 pounds. He could play today, better than a lot of them out there today.”

Maybe Favre has seen what’s going on with teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars, because it sounds like his agent is trying to sell a product. He could probably play better than a couple current NFL quarterbacks based on experience alone, but it’s ridiculous to think that Favre could be in his best shape of his career. He’s pretty much an old man.

Cook went on to talk about Favre’s passion for football and how he never played for money. He’s obviously just proud of his most famous client, but Favre’s NFL days are over. His next moment of glory will come when he has his jersey retired a Lambeau Field, which sounds like it could be coming sooner rather than later.

Brett Favre: Aaron Rodgers will shatter all my Green Bay Packers records

Brett-Favre-Aaron-RodgersBrett Favre and the Green Bay Packers continue to inch closer to burying the hatchet. There has always been a noticeable amount of tension between Favre and Aaron Rodgers since the Packers decided to commit to the former Cal star as their quarterback of the future, but it appears the Ole Gunslinger is even ready to move on from that.

During an interview with Bruce Murray and Jim Miller on Sirius XM NFL Radio Thursday, Favre said he believes Rodgers could end up with a better legacy than his in Green Bay when his career is over.

“Aaron has played extremely well, probably even better than anyone anticipated, but I knew he was capable of that and that’s why they drafted him,” Favre said, via Pro Football Talk. “Barring any injury he’ll shatter everything I ever did there except for maybe consecutive games.”

Last week, Favre even took some of the blame for the way his career with the Packers ended. He alluded to that again on Thursday, saying he understood the team’s perspective when it came to going with Rodgers over him.

“I understood that they had a young quarterback who had tremendous potential, that they had to find out what he could do,” Favre said. “And, quite frankly, I had probably my best year in 16 years that past season and there’s two ways to look at that. If you’re in the organization and you’re making decisions you got to feel like, ‘OK, he had a great year but he’s probably maxed out.’ That’s kind of what I would have been thinking.”

Again, it is starting to sound like Favre is ready to see his number retired at Lambeau Field. With the way things have been going, I’d say it’s a safe bet that will be happening sooner rather than later.

H/T Pro Football Talk

Brett Favre on departure from Green Bay Packers: ‘I was at fault’

Packers-waiting-to-retire-Brett-Favre-jerseyBrett Favre and the Green Bay Packers are well on their way to making nice. The relationship ended on sour terms, but at the end of the day Favre is a Lambeau legend who is going to receive a warm reception when he decides to return.

Last year, Favre expressed confidence that his day of reconciliation with the Packers will eventually come. During an interview with Joe Buscaglia on WGR 550 in Buffalo on Thursday, he hinted that it may be coming sooner rather than later.

“The things that transpired that led to us ‘breaking up’ if you will, to me, are over and done with,” Favre said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “When will that happen? I don’t think either side is trying to push the issue . I think (Packers CEO) Mark Murphy — and Mark really came in the last few weeks of my career in Green Bay — he kind of came into a hornet’s nest if you will. He’s been extremely great in trying to make this work.

“In our discussions, it will happen. I think both sides are genuine. I know they are. And that’s the way it has to come across because that’s the way it should be. We don’t want to go out there waving to the crowd with our backs to each other. And I don’t think that’s going to happen.”

Even Aaron Rodgers feels that it is time for Favre and the team to bury the hatchet, which is saying a lot coming from a guy who took Favre’s job and has had some awkward moments with him.

Perhaps the most surprising part of the interview came when Favre actually took some of the blame for the way things ended.

“It is what it is,” he said.  “It’s over and done with. I was at fault. I feel that both sides had a part in it. If you could go back would I or them have done things differently? I’m sure both sides would. But you can’t.”

Close enough. Maybe this guy is more anxious for his standing ovation than we thought. Whether you were annoyed by the way his career ended or not, it’s tough to argue that Favre doesn’t deserve it.

H/T Pro Football Talk

Greg Jennings takes Brett Favre over Aaron Rodgers, won’t mention Rodgers by name

Greg-Jennings-Brett-Favre-PackersGreg Jennings went from fan favorite to enemy the second he decided to jump from the Green Bay Packers to the Minnesota Vikings. The wide receiver who brought Green Bay fans more than 6,000 yards and 53 touchdowns in seven seasons and helped win a Super Bowl is now wearing purple. Not only has he joined a rival, but Jennings also refuses to mention his former quarterback by name.

Whether by coincidence or not, Jennings avoided saying the name Aaron Rodgers in a recent interview with the Pioneer Press. He also said he would take Brett Favre over Rodgers when discussing how the two compare to Christian Ponder.

“When you talk about comparing quarterbacks, it’s hard to compare guys,” Jennings said. “I’ll take Brett. He did it for so long. I got there in a period of time where Brett already was there (as an elite quarterback). Then the guy they have now, he sat behind Brett and he learned so much.

“Christian didn’t really have that opportunity. He had to jump in. The way you compare them has to be a little different. The guy they have now (Rodgers) was (essentially) a veteran rookie. It’s a little different, but Christian has tremendous upside. I think what I see now is a quarterback who’s maturing and who’s growing and wanting to learn and grow, which is huge.”

The guy they have now, huh? That “guy” is arguably the best quarterback in the NFL and has already won a Super Bowl before his 30th birthday. That “guy” leaned heavily on Jennings before injuries forced him down the depth chart, which was not the quarterback’s fault.

Donald Driver would strongly disagree with Jennings’ assessment. Again, this could be a coincidence. Maybe we shouldn’t read into the fact that Jennings said “Brett” three times but referred to Rodgers as “the guy they have now” on multiple occasions. Whatever the case, the comments will likely help Packers fans figure out how to boo a player who gave them several great seasons.

Brett Favre: I got knocked out cold on the last play of my career

Brett-Favre-sackWhether you grew to hate Brett Favre or not down the final stretch of his career, you have to admit his consecutive games played streak was impressive. Favre played in 16 regular season games through the first 19 years of his career before an injury kept him out of the Minnesota Vikings’ last few in 2010.

You know it had to be something serious for Favre to allow his streak to come to an end the following week, and it certainly was from the sound of it.  Favre recently told “BaD Radio” on KTKC in Dallas that he was knocked out cold on the final play of his career against the Chicago Bears.

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