Drew Brees, Steve Gleason and their families catch up before Saints’ season-opener

The New Orleans Saints had some big names in the building for their Week 1 kickoff game with the Tennessee Titans. Saints legend Steve Gleason was recognized as an honorary captain for the game’s opening coin toss, and he was joined by his family — who met with future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees and his family before the pregame festivities.

It didn’t take long for Gleason’s children to take Brees’ sons to the turf for a quick wrestling match, with both dads catching up and keeping an eye on them from the sideline. Gleason was wearing Will Smith’s old No. 91 jersey in memory of their late teammate, who was slain in a 2016 road rage shooting. It was an emotional scene at the Caesars Superdome. They may all be iconic Saints players, but these people and their families have been through a lot together.

See some of the sights and sounds for yourself:

Story originally appeared on Saints Wire