HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Brett Favre started 321 consecutive games (playoffs included) and heaved 552 touchdown passes in his 20-year NFL career.
But Thursday he admitted uncertainty about how many of his accomplishments, not to mention other memories, he'll ultimately recall.
"I don't remember my daughter playing soccer, playing youth soccer, one summer," he said when asked about his experience with concussions during a radio interview with Sports Talk 570 in Washington.
"I don't remember that. I got a pretty good memory, and I have a tendency like we all do to say, 'Where are my glasses?' and they're on your head. This was pretty shocking to me that I couldn't remember my daughter playing youth soccer, just one summer, I think. I remember her playing basketball, I remember her playing volleyball, so I kind of think maybe she only played a game or two. I think she played eight. So that's a little bit scary to me.
"For the first time in 44 years, that put a little fear in me."
Favre's toughness was legendary, and he played through multiple injuries while keeping his record streak of starts intact from 1992 to 2010.
Yet he has no desire to know now what kind of price he might pay down the road.
"I think after 20 years, God only knows the toll," he said.
ESPN reported Thursday that the St. Louis Rams had inquired about the availability of Favre, 44 and nearly three years removed from his final NFL game, as they scramble to replace injured quarterback Sam Bradford.
"I wouldn't be surprised if (Favre) could," an NFL executive told USA TODAY Sports' Tom Pelissero when asked if he thought Favre might still be a viable NFL quarterback.
"I think he knows his body well, can't stand (the) test of time of time over 20 weeks. For 10, I bet he'd handle but also think it would be like street ball - just slinging it."
Favre's agent, Bus Cook, recently said that Favre, who is a grandfather, is in fantastic shape and could make a comeback if he so chose.
However the desire is apparently no longer there for the old gunslinger.
"It's flattering, but you know there's no way I'm going to do that," Favre said Thursday.
He's consistently expressed post-retirement satisfaction while taking numerous vacations, watching his daughter play high school volleyball and serving as the offensive coordinator of Oak Grove High School's (Hattiesburg, Miss) football team.
"The NFL was everything I thought it would be and then some. It was tough, it was fun, it was rewarding," said Favre.
"But I thought I didn't need to stick around, I didn't need to be a part of it to feel like I still had a purpose in life."
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