It's been speculated that Ed Reed signed with the Texans simply because they offered a multiyear contract and the chance to win now.
However, the veteran safety set these particular wheels in motion long before he hit the open market.
According to a tweet from State of the Texans on Tuesday, Texans perennial All-Pro receiver Andre Johnson sent a congratulatory text to Reed after the ex-Raven won his first Super Bowl title.
Reed responded by saying, "Get me to Houston."
And just like that, the former University of Miami teammates were reunited.
It's unclear how much influence -- if any -- Johnson truly had, but his clout shouldn't go completely unrecognized. Remember, he got his wish after publicly asking the Texans to draft a receiver this past April.
Now that his wish too was granted, the 34-year-old Reed will look to return the favor and help the 32-year-old Johnson capture that much-elusive Lombardi Trophy. If he can stay on the field, of course.