The specter of Brett Favre on the Bears’ schedule was once a cause for nervous tics and reason to pencil in two “L’s” for the season. The Bears, with their defense in need of a feel-good, now should be urging the 44-year-old legend to reconsider telling the St. Louis Rams that he’s totally, unequivocally retired.
Favre owned the Dave Wannstedt and Dick Jauron Bears. That all changed when Lovie Smith took over with a scheme (and personnel) against which Favre was a combined 3-9.
And since the Bears are playing ostensibly the same scheme, albeit with diminished personnel, the prospect of seeing Favre in St. Louis on Nov. 24 after games with Green Bay, Detroit and Baltimore would be something to look forward to rather than dread.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the contact between the Rams and Favre agent Bus Cook. Needing help after Sam Bradford was lost last weekend for the season with a torn ACL, the Rams have since signed Austin Davis and Brady Quinn while promoting Kellen Clemens to the starting job.