Tom Brady’s “motherf–ker” mystery lives on.
Saints GM Mickey Loomis addressed the looming question about whether or not New Orleans pursued Brady during his free agency ahead of the 2020 season — and didn’t deny a potential quest to land the seven-time Super Bowl champion.
“All I can say is this,” Loomis said on the Adam Schein’s podcast (at the 24-minute mark). “As soon as Drew [Brees] made the decision that he was gonna play again last year, then that’s the route we were going. That’s probably all I’m gonna say to that.”
Brady sparked a guessing game among fans and sports analysts when he appeared on HBO’s “The Shop” last month and explained that a mystery team passed on him to keep their quarterback when he decided to leave New England.
“One of the teams, they weren’t interested at the very end. I was thinking, ‘You’re sticking with that motherf–ker?’” Brady recalled, laughing.
He has yet to reveal the team and quarterback.
The quarterbacks speculated to be the “motherf–ker” in question included the Raiders’ Derek Carr, who recently ruled himself out of the debate, along with Brady’s former Patriots teammate Jimmy Garoppolo (49ers), Ryan Tannehill (Titans), and Mitchell Trubisky (Bears).
Loomis’ comments came just a few weeks after it was reported that Brady came close to signing with the Saints, before he ultimately inked a two-year, $50 million deal with the division-rival Buccaneers.
Brady to New Orleans could’ve been a possibility while Brees, the Saints’ incumbent QB and 13-time Pro Bowler, considered retirement. Though, he decided to play for a final season.
Brady went on to win a Super Bowl in his first year with Tampa, despite the Saints beating the Bucs twice during the regular season. New Orleans became NFC South champions, but Brady came out on top in the NFC Divisional Round with a 30-20 win over Brees’ team.