For all the questions about whether the Rams would call Tim Tebow they didn't.

They called a bigger name higher-profile quarterback.

After the team lost starting quarterback Sam Bradford to a season-ending knee injury St. Louis called Brett Favre on Sunday night asking if the 44-year-old retired quarterback who is now a grandfather would be willing to leave his farm to plow through the back half of the Rams' schedule league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Favre hasn't played since December of 2010 but that didn't stop the Rams from reaching out to Favre's agent Bus Cook.

One source familiar with the Rams conversations said that if Favre took them up on their interest "it could break Twitter."