Have the Green Bay Packers Reached out to Brett Favre?

Michael FitzpatrickFeatured ColumnistNovember 5, 2013

DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 02:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings talks at a post game press conference after a 13-20 loss to the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on January 2, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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According to sportingnews.com, longtime NFL writer Howard Blazer has said that the Green Bay Packers have reached out to Brett Favre after Aaron Rodgers went down with a shoulder injury during last night’s 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears.


Word is the Packers have reached out to Brett Favre.

— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) November 5, 2013


It is unclear whether or not Balzer's tweet at 2:05 a.m. this morning was a joke or not, after all, jokes around the potential of yet another Favre return to the NFL certainly seem to run rampant these days. But if Balzer’s report is to be believed, the Packers would be the second NFL team in the past two weeks to have reached out to the 44-year-old Favre.

Just two weeks ago the St. Louis Rams reached out to Favre to gauge his interest in a return to the NFL after Sam Bradford went down with a season-ending ACL injury.

Favre respectfully declined the Ram’s offer to return to the NFL; the very next day he told ESPN radio that he has been suffering from memory loss.

"I think after 20 years, God only knows the toll," Favre said. "This was a little shocking to me, that I couldn't remember my daughter playing youth soccer."

Although Favre was quick to turn down the Rams' offer, is it at all possible that a return to Lambeau Field might be too good for Favre to pass up?

One would have to assume that Favre, who has been sacked more than any player in NFL history, is truly done this time, particularly when taking into account his own admission of memory loss. But if history has shown us anything, it's that you can never completely rule out a Favre comeback, as unlikely as it may seem.

One thing is for sure though, it is slim pickings when it comes to NFL quarterbacks these days.

Most chuckled at the thought of a 44-year-old Favre suiting up for the St. Louis Rams, but Favre told Sports Talk 570 that his agent, Bus Cook, told him that a couple of teams have already called this season inquiring about Favre's interest in returning to the NFL, and now there is at least one report of arguably the most iconic franchise in NFL history having also reached out to Favre.

44-years-old, potential memory loss issues, a body that has taken as much punishment as any quarterback in NFL history…guess all of that is still a better proposition than the alternatives.

If the NFL has truly become a quarterback's league...where are all of the quarterbacks?