Drew Brees' New Contract With Saints Will Help Team Bring in Other Impact Players Via Free Agency

The New Orleans Saints have signed Drew Brees to a monster new contract.
The New Orleans Saints have signed Drew Brees to a monster new contract. / Sean Gardner/Getty Images

While hearts are broken in New England over Tom Brady announcing he won't be returning to the Patriots, the opposite feeling is the case in New Orleans. Why? Because Drew Brees isn't going anywhere.

On Tuesday morning, it was reported the Saints and the future Hall-of-Fame signal caller have agreed to a monster two-year extension.

Brees took a paycut and this should help the Saints make some moves. Now, the team can focus on sending him out with a Super Bowl win. In order to do that, they'll have to add some weapons in free agency, but locking up No. 9 for two more years was the crucial first step.

With so much movement going on around the league already -- Brady leaving NE, Stefon Diggs to Buffalo, DeAndre Hopkins to Arizona, and more -- the Saints once again continue to look like legit threats moving forward in the NFC. They're only a few pieces away from getting over the hump. So, which players might want to join the part in NOLA?

Per ESPN insider Mike Triplett, New Orleans is giving a hard look at veteran receivers and linebackers to bring in. Another weapon for Brees and a quality piece for the defense? Yup, that would be right on the money.

For now, New Orleans is celebrating the Brees deal, but there's still plenty work to be done. And while this may be the case, free agents around the league might be ready to jump at the chance to help Brees win one last title before he hangs up his golden cleats.