The New Orleans Saints were interested in signing Tom Brady had Drew Brees decided to retire this past offseason.

Sean Payton and Brady share a respectful relationship and the Saints believed they could land Brady.

Brees eventually decided to continue his playing career and signed a two-year, $50 million deal. Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a few days later.

The Los Angeles Chargers and Miami Dolphins also had interest in Brady.