The New Orleans Saints made a major personnel decision on Tuesday and by doing so are rewarding one of their biggest fans with a contract.
Jarrius Robertson is a 14-year-old Saints fanatic, but he’s so much more than that. Robertson is a warrior who has undergone 13 surgeries and was in a coma for an entire year during his ongoing fight against biliary atresia, a chronic liver disease that has impacted his physical growth. He already had one liver transplant as an infant and now is awaiting a second one.
But what Robertson lacks in size he makes up for with his heart and much of his passion is devoted to the Saints. Several players first met Robertson last December at Ochsner Hospital For Children in New Orleans. He regularly attends games and practices and even started doing videos with the team, where he provided some constructive criticism with his unique charm.
Apparently, the franchise has been impressed. On Tuesday, Sean Payton, Drew Brees and Cameron Jordan appeared on “Good Morning America,” to deliver Robertson some awesome news. He and his dad will be traveling with the team to Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, where Robertson will serve as the team’s social media correspondent. He was even presented with a contract, which he signed almost immediately.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 18, 2016
Maybe Robertson will bring the Saints good luck on Sunday. If not, the team will surely hear all about it from the budding analyst. Perhaps a front office job could be on the horizon with a good audition.