Once upon a time in 2015, Joe Burrow and Michael Thomas were teammates at Ohio State, where they established a close friendship.
Therefore, it was no surprise that the New Orleans Saints' superstar wideout had a touching message for LSU's stud quarterback ahead of Monday night's national championship game bout against Clemson.
Burrow's improbable surge to becoming a no-brainer top pick in the NFL Draft has been a delight to watch unfold.
The Heisman Trophy winner took Thomas' message to heart, and after his Tigers disposed of Clemson, Burrow gifted his former Buckeyes teammate his signed, game-worn jersey.
Inject this right into our veins.
Burrow left a little message for Thomas as well saying, "They still can't guard you!!"
Given how highly Thomas values his relationship with Burrow, we wouldn't at all be surprised if his No.9 jersey is already framed and hanging inside Thomas' house. The Saints wideout took to social media to share his new memorabilia, clearly feeling pretty juiced about having received such a special gift.