In a story that's buzzing around the sports world: the quarterback-less Rams are pretty desperate.

ESPN's NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported Thursday the St. Louis Rams called Brett Favre and asked he wanted to play quarterback. The 44 year old politely declined.

Rams Quarterback Sam Bradford suffered a season-ending injury Sunday when he tore the ACL in one of his knees against the Carolina Panthers. Perhaps a sign of how perilous their backup situation is, they called Favre. Schefter and other NFL insiders claim they will now try to sign Tim Tebow.