Tom Brady was reportedly very near signing with the Saints

Earlier than deciding to affix the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady was on the verge of signing with the New Orleans Saints as an alternative.

The signing of Tom Brady modified the panorama for NFC South, however the division might have seemed very totally different if the quarterback had landed elsewhere.

In response to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, the Saints have been on the verge of touchdown Brady.

It is one thing you would possibly remorse in the event you do not already.

Tom Brady was about to signal with the Saints as an alternative of the Bucs

As Darlington relates, the timing for New Orleans was simply off. When Brady hit the market, Drew Brees determined to return with the franchise for an additional season. If he had determined to retire then, the Brady Sweepstakes may need turned out otherwise.

“The Saints did the correct factor by bringing Brees again, however I feel individuals are nonetheless underestimating how shut Tom Brady was to signing with the New Orleans Saints till he lastly picked the Bucs,” stated Darlington.

As a lot as New Orleans will stand by their remedy of Brees, regrets that issues did not work out with Brady will seemingly stay.

“Here is the deal, Sean Payton cannot look again and say, ‘Man, I might have cherished to have Tom Brady final 12 months as a result of it might have meant I might have him just a few extra years sooner or later.'” Darlington defined. “Whereas they perceive that they did what they needed to do, there’s a little bit of remorse that Tom Brady shouldn’t be their quarterback.”

The Saints went 12-4 and gained the division so Brees did not knock them again in 2020. Brady, nonetheless, led the Buccaneers previous New Orleans within the playoffs and gained the Tremendous Bowl.

Whereas the Saints attempt to rebuild Winston with Taysom Hill or Jameis. Your quarterback image is extraordinarily unclear. Within the meantime, the Bucs can go full steam forward with Brady.

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