The whole city was ecstatic over the news, and that excitement leaked over into other NOLA sports. Saints head coach Sean Payton tweeted out a photo of Williamson in football pads, hilariously recruiting Zion to the team.
Photoshopped jerseys of Zion repping Pelicans colors are already in mass circulation online, and Payton decided to add a little content variety by showing the basketball prodigy in a Saints uniform. Williamson certainly has the size to play in the NFL, and if we're being honest, he fits right in wearing the Saints' black and gold.
With Zion's size and stature, is it surprising that Payton might fantasize about Williamson joining his squad rather than their NBA counterpart? Williamson likely could have played either sport at the college level, but ultimately decided to pursue a career in basketball.
This isn't to say that he couldn't have experienced success on the gridiron though. After all, he's showed off his absolute cannon of an arm on social media in the past.
One thing is for certain; the entire city of New Orleans is ready to welcome Zion Williamson with open arms. Will he reciprocate the love?