Rams say their interest in Brett Favre was just a joke

The Rams now say they were just kidding about being interested in Brett Favre

10/25/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Blog Photo - Rams say their interest in Brett Favre was just a jokeThe Rams recently reached out to Brett Favre after Sam Bradford was ruled out for the rest of the season, but now they're backpedalling and claiming that it was just a joke.

As a Rams source mentioned to NFL.com writer Ian Rapoport, "It was just a joke. It was just a throwaway line. Doesn't anyone have a sense of humor?"

Does anyone actually buy that line?

The Rams definitely contacted Favre's agent, Bus Cook, and asked about Favre. Perhaps they were calling about one of Cook's other clients, but it seems unlikely. According to his website, Cook doesn't represent any other quarterbacks who are currently unemployed.

Personally, I think the Rams are just trying to save face, since Favre basically laughed off the idea of coming back, and it looks a bit ridiculous that the Rams would even make that call.

What do you think? Was this legit? Did the Rams really consider trying to make Favre their starting QB? Or was it really just a joke?
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10/25/13   |   Scott   |   53628 respect

Sadly, the only thing that is starting to become a joke is my Rams franchise.  Between Stan Kroenke and the city of St. Louis continuing to bicker over a new stadium and the ongoing battle that Jeff Fisher and Les Snead find themselves in trying to dig this franchise out of the crater left by the previous regime, it's slowly looking like a repeat of the Rams of old.