St. Louis, MO
Though he was flattered by the offer, former NFL quarterback Brett Favre turned down the St. Louis Rams because he cannot physically compete.
"It's flattering, but you know there's no way I'm going to do that," Favre said in an interview with Sports Talk 570 powered by ESPN in Washington.
Earlier, league sources said that the Rams reached out to Favre's agent after they lost Sam Bradford to a season-ending knee surgery.
During the interview, the 44-year-old Favre said that he is enjoying spending time with his family -- including his 3-year-old grandson -- and doesn't feel physically able to compete in the NFL.
Also, Favre expressed fear that he has been affected when asked about concussions.
"This was pretty shocking to me that I couldn't remember my daughter playing youth soccer, just one summer, I think," he said.
"I remember her playing basketball, I remember her playing volleyball, so I kind of think maybe she only played a game or two. I think she played eight. So that's a little bit scary to me. For the first time in 44 years, that put a little fear in me," he added.
Favre said he watches NFL games, but not many, and doesn't ever think he could play quarterback better at this point than the players on the field.
This season, he has been coaching a high school football team and may continue to do it, but he stressed he's not trying to just hang around the game.
"The NFL was everything I thought it would be and then some. It was tough, it was fun, it was rewarding," he said. "But I thought I didn't need to stick around, I didn't need to be a part of it to feel like I still had a purpose in life."
Favre, who hasn't played in the league since 2010, said he's "content" with his life away from the game.
The Rams ended up signing veteran quarterback Brady Quinn, who had been released by the New York Jets earlier this week, and brought back Austin Davis, who spent the 2012 season and the 2013 preseason with the team.
Quinn and Davis will back up Kellen Clemens, who will get his first start this season when the Rams host the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night.
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford suffers season-ending ACL injury
The St. Louis Rams will play the rest of the season without starting quarterback Sam Bradford, who suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the fourth quarter of the team's 30-15 defeat to the Carolina Panthers Sunday.
According to a source, an MRI revealed the severity of the injury that Bradford sustained as he scrambled toward the sideline on a second-down play with 5:27 to play.
Carolina safety Mike Mitchell converged on Bradford before he stepped out of bounds, but the quarterback landed awkwardly on the knee as he fell to the ground.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher said he spoke to Bradford after the game but refused to give any speculation on the nature of the injury, saying further tests should be needed.
"I'm not going to deal with hypotheticals right now until I find out what really is going on with him," Fisher said. "It makes no sense to rush to a conclusion until we know. We'll get a medical and then we'll go from there. He was in significant pain on the sideline."
At the time of the injury, Bradford was 21-for-30 for 255 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Backup quarterback Kellen Clemens replaced Bradford and went 2-for-4 for 19 yards.
Clemens is the only other quarterback on the Rams' roster or practice squad.
"I think we're all talking about 'ifs' right now," Clemens said. "Obviously, if called upon this week after a week of practice and an opportunity to work with the guys, we'll be ready to go."