What if? That is sometimes the most fun question to ask in sports. For example, what if Grady Little took out Pedro Martinez when he should have in game seven of the 2003 ALCS? What if in the 2017-2018 season, Bill Belichick plays Malcolm Butler in the Super Bowl? This isn’t Patriots related…exactly. But it is a “what if” type of question. What if Tom Brady ended up with the New Orleans Saints as opposed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Well, it almost actually happened.
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It Was All on Drew Brees
The Saints were waiting on what Drew Brees wanted to, rightfully so. Would Brees retire after a long career? Would he come back for one more season and one more shot at a Super Bowl? Well, we know the answer to that when Brees put up an instagram post saying he’d be back in February. Brady was reportedly watching the situation very closely.
Imagine Brady in That Offense?
I know Brady is a Buccaneer and he has a ton of weapons on offense. But let’s think about this for a second. Use our brains here. Imagine for a second that Brees actually retired and Brady actually inked a contract with the New Orleans Saints. First off, he’d have Alvin Kamara in the backfield. That’s a really good start. He’d have Michael Thomas, one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, to throw to every week. Another good weapon! You have to figure Brady would get Rob Gronkowski to come join him New Orleans, like he did with Gronk and Tampa Bay. So then you would have Gronk and Jared Cook for your tight ends. You get to play in a dome for eight games a season. Three games in the division, you’re playing in Atlanta, Carolina, and Tampa Bay. 11 out of 16 games, you’re either in good weather or a dome? With that offense? Man oh man, what could’ve been!
Obviously, that would’ve been a ton of fun to watch. But, we’ll settle for two games in 2020 with Brady and Brees facing off against each other. Either way, it’s always fun to see these types of stories come out. Enjoy your weekend everyone!
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