Entering his first year at Ohio State, Devin Brown is trying to be like Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway.
The freshman has a long way to go before he can vie for back-to-back Super Bowl titles. He's also unlikely to see the field much for the Buckeyes this year behind Heisman hopeful CJ Stroud.
However, Brown took a page from a young Elway's fashion playbook by donning short shorts in a picture paying homage to the former Denver Broncos and Stanford Cardinal icon.
"Now I know why Elway was such a savage!" Brown wrote on Twitter. "Arm felt instantly stronger in the shorts."
Brown committed to Ohio State in December after tossing a record-setting 57 passing touchdowns for Draper (Utah) Corner Canyon last season. Per 247Sports, he's the sixth-ranked quarterback from the 2022 class.
The first-year student could learn a lot from watching Stroud operate Ohio State's offense this season. Perhaps the senior could also impart some fashion wisdom on the neophyte.
While Brown sports old-school shorts, Stroud landed an NIL deal with Express alongside wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Whoever made those tiny shorts Elway wore decades ago might not be around to hand out any endorsements.