Joe Burrow meets his idol Drew Brees ahead of national championship game

Drew Brees (left) and Joe Burrow (right) (
NEW ORLEANS, La. - At Sunday's practice at the New Orleans Saints' facility before Monday's national championship game, Louisiana State University quarterback and Athens County native Joe Borrow met one of the quarterbacks he said he has looked up to - Drew Brees.

Brees, quarterback for the Saints, is one of the greatest passers in NFL history.

It just so happens both talented quarterbacks wear No. 9.

In a video shared by the LSU football team on social media, Burrow told Brees, "I know you hear this a lot but you were my idol growing up. I'm a Saints fan because of you."

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Burrow was on Ohio State's roster before transferring to LSU.

No. 1 LSU will face No. 3 Clemson Monday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Burrow, from The Plains, is looking to cap his Heisman Trophy-winning season with a title.