The St Louis Rams called Brett Favre to sound out his interest in returning to the NFL following the injury to starting quarterback Sam Bradford, according to ESPN.
Favre rejected the offer, so the Rams turned to Brady Quinn and Austin Davis. The pair will provide cover for Kellen Clemens, who will start for the Rams against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night.
But Favre, the legendary former-Green Bay Packers gunslinger, was the Rams first option. The organisation called him up on Sunday evening, and spoke to his agent Bus Cook.
He played his last game almost three years ago, and he turned down this opportunity to make another comeback.
Asked about the interest in his availability from the Rams, Favre told ESPN 570 Radio in Washington: "It's flattering, but you know there's no way I'm going to do that."
He played his final NFL game for the Minnesota Vikings, but called it a day after a shoulder injury ended his consecutive starts streak at 297 games.
"I had a great career," continued Favre. "I think if anything, the last year that I played was an obvious writing-on-the-wall vision for you, if you will. It was time."
Regular starting quarterback Sam Bradford will miss the rest of the season with the knee injury he suffered last week.
Austin Davis played with the Rams during the preseason and will return to fight with Quinn for a back-up role to Clemens.
The Rams are currently 3-4, and sit third in the NFC West with a difficult matchup against the Seahawks this game-week.