Zion Williamson Gets Coolest Welcome To New Orleans From Drew Brees

Williamson, fresh off being chosen first in the NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans, arrived at his Crescent City hotel room to find a gift from Saints quarterback Drew Brees: a signed football jersey with a note. (See the video below.)

Brees also wrote on the jersey: “Passing the torch to you!”

In a clip posted by the Pelicans on Tuesday, Williamson appeared genuinely humbled by the gesture. The former Duke star pulled out his cellphone and took a picture of the present. He remarked that it was “my first jersey from a professional athlete.”

It sure beats a basket of muffins from a new neighbor.

“Geez, thank you, Drew Brees,” Williamson said.