Joe Burrow to Drew Brees: ‘I’m a Saints fan because of you’

The New Orleans Saints opened the doors at their team practice facility to the visiting LSU Tigers ahead of Monday night’s College Football Playoff National Championship game with the Clemson Tigers, and it allowed some big names in the football world to interact for the first time. The most notable meeting of the minds featured Saints quarterback Drew Brees shaking hands and exchanging words with his LSU counterpart Joe Burrow.

Burrow, the Heisman Trophy-winning leader of maybe the best team in school history, was a little starstruck.

“I know you hear this a lot,” Burrow told Brees, “but growing up looking up to you, you’re the reason I’m a Saints fan.”

It’s a nice sentiment to share. After LSU’s walkthrough session on Sunday, Brees and Burrow caught up with each other again — this time to swap jerseys. Brees also introduced Burrow and LSU coach Ed Orgeron to his three rowdy sons, each of them wearing Tigers jerseys of their own.

Now that’s great synergy. You can tune into the national title game on ESPN at 7 p.m. CT on Monday, Jan. 13. It’s clear that Brees and the Saints will be pulling hard for their Tigers.

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