Brett Favre is two weeks removed from his 44th birthday and said this month during an appearance on an NFL pregame show that he was not considering ending his three-year old retirement.
According to ESPN, that wasn't enough to keep his name out of discussions by St. Louis Rams decision-makers this week as the team plotted to replace injured starter Sam Bradford.
"It's flattering," Favre told SportsTalk 570 in Washington on Thursday. "But there's no way in hell I'm going to do that."
The Rams signed veteran Brady Quinn and Austin Davis this week. Bradford was placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL. He was injured late in the Rams loss to the Carolina Panthers in Week 7.
Favre's agent said in September that the conditioning wouldn't hold back Favre should he decide to make a comeback.
"Today, he could play today. I saw him the other day. He's in the best shape I've ever seen him in, physically," said Bus Cook at an event in Mobile, Ala. "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."
The Rams promoted backup Kellen Clemens to the starting spot for Monday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.