For once, it seems a Brett Favre decision was straightforward and unwavering.
Favre declined an offer from the St. Louis Rams to return to the NFL as the team's starting quarterback following the season-ending injury to Sam Bradford, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The Rams, who learned earlier this week that a torn ACL would sideline Bradford for the remainder of the 2013 season, reportedly reached out to Favre's agent, Bus Cook, Sunday night to gauge the retired quarterback's interest in a comeback tour. The response from the Favre camp was that he was firmly retired.
"It's flattering," he told Jon Saraceno and Andy Pollin in a SportsTalk 570 interview Thursday, "but there's no way I'm going to do that."
The 44-year-old Favre has not played since his final game with the Minnesota Vikings in December of 2010. From SportsTalk 570's interview:
When I decided to go, I mean it was time to go. I think the good thing about where I am in my life right now, I'm not staring off into the clouds or wandering around wondering what to do. When I left the NFL -- believe me, the NFL was everything I thought it would be and then some. It was tough, it was fun, it was rewarding. But I felt like I didn't need to stick around. I didn't need to be a part of it to feel like I had a purpose in life. I'm coaching high school football right now. This is my second year. I'm having a blast.
The Rams brought back Austin Davis and added veteran Brady Quinn on Tuesday. For now, the pair will serve as backups to Kellen Clemens, the No. 2 man on the depth chart behind Bradford.
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