Deebo Samuel trolls C.J. Gardner-Johnson for taunting the 49ers too early

The Lions defender brought this one on himself.
San Francisco 49ers, Deebo Samuel
San Francisco 49ers, Deebo Samuel / Ryan Kang/GettyImages

The Detroit Lions had just scored their third touchdown of the game and were about to go up by a score of 21-7 with just under six minutes remaining in the second quarter. These San Francisco 49ers looked almost lifeless.

After Detroit found the end zone, Lions defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson -- known for his trash talking and aggressive attitude at times -- started celebrating a little prematurely on the sideline.

Again, it wasn't even halftime at this point. As if a 14-point comeback with two and a half quarters to play was impossible.

Still, Johnson began waiving goodbye to all 49ers fans from the sidelines with Detroit up two scores. He seemed to think the Lions had it all wrapped up, but we know what happened next.

In the early hours of Monday morning, wide receiver Deebo Samuel probably had a tough time sleeping and was up celebrating the victory all night. He also opted to take to social media for one last subtle jab at the Lions defender.

Deebo Samuel's trolling is spot on and 49ers fans can't get enough of it.

Go take a look around social media, specifically X (Twitter) and you'll find plenty of reactions to this ongoing feud. It's been one to remember, that's for sure. But, in the end, it's Samuel who gets the last laugh.

What's hilarious, in all of this, is the fact that Johnson really had no business celebrating so early. There's the obvious "it ain't over" take, sure. But, there's also the "act like you've been there before" take to be had.

And the truth of the matter is, Johnson played in the Super Bowl last year with the Philadelphia Eagles. He's played on the biggest stage of all. He's been there.

And, he lost, but that's besides the point.

Johnson attempting to take an early victory lap will be one of many storylines for Detroit as their offseason gets going, and you better believe the Niners are loving every minute of it.

I would venture to guess that, should San Francisco win it all in two weeks, Samuel won't be done with Johnson just yet.