Horn surely loved seeing his celebration used by one of the NFL's most talented wideouts, and he's probably also a big fan of the fact that the Saints are on a seven-game winning streak.
Horn played seven seasons in New Orleans, racking up record-setting franchise numbers at the time. In a move straight out of the early 2000s, Thomas ran to the goal post and revealed a flip phone that he had hidden before the start of the game and pretended to make a call.
Thomas said the message on the sideline was about being smart at the end of a close game.
But it's Thomas touchdown celebration that's had a lasting impression.
With the league removing restrictions on player celebrations in 2017, teams have found themselves back in the middle of the all-out battle for notoriety in the modern NFL, this time more powerful than ever with the increased airtime and the evolution of social media into the mainstream spirit of the era. And while some lamented the decision, the man responsible for the original iconic celebration gave it his stamp of approval. Thomas likewise was penalized on the play, and will likely see a fine coming his way as well. "I felt like I had an opportunity to make it happen, put the game away and make a call".
Horn said he also let Thomas know that he ordered his No. 13 jersey to wear when he comes to any Saints events - "hopefully the Super Bowl".