When you lose your starting quarterback, you can get desperate.

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford tore his ACL.  That ended his season.  The Rams only had Kellen Clemens at quarterback.  They at least needed a backup quarterback, if not something more.

So, they called Brett Favre.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Rams called the 44-year-old gunslinger on Sunday night.  Favre, who now a grandfather, declined.  Brady Quinn will back up Clemens.

When Favre was the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, he waffled on the retirement question for years.  He eventually stepped away after the 2007 season.  He made the announcement in March, but told Packers coach Mike McCarthy that he wanted to come back in June.  After a lot of attention, Favre ended up as the quarterback of the 2008 New York Jets.  After a year of over-exposure in New York, Favre joined the Minnesota Vikings for two years.

In early 2011, Favre retired.  It seems like it was for good.  But, these stories keep happening.