Denver Broncos Visit White House; Celebrate Super Bowl Victory With the President
After the 2016 NFL Super Bowl Championship victory over the Carolina Panthers, the Denver Broncos were invited to the White House to meet the President of the United States and began to pack their belongings to go on a business trip to Washington, D.C.
Upon arrival at the White House, the Broncos were greeted by President Barack Obama, who congratulated the team on this season’s victory and even shared a few jokes and laughs.
Obama joked of Von Miller’s ridiculous taste in eyewear and on the Broncos’ defense in their 2015-16 season, hinting that the ’85 Bears defense was far better. He even joked that he accidentally hired too many Patriots’ fans to work in the White House, saving his best joke for the Broncos’ retired quarterback.
“Then there’s this guy from the commercials,” Obama said. “Doesn’t matter if you needed insurance, pizza, a Buick. You basically can stack your whole household with stuff this guy is selling. You know where to turn, it’s Peyton Manning.”
“Anybody who has been a football fan has watched one of the greatest Hall-of-Fame careers ever,” Obama said, before turning to shake Manning’s hand.
The team presented Obama with a Broncos jersey, a signed helmet and took photos and shared them on social media.
Many others who aren’t on the Broncos’ roster anymore, like tight end Owen Daniels, defensive end Malik Jackson and offensive tackle Ryan Clady, showed up for the meeting, though not all of the 2015 Broncos were present.
Cornerback Aqib Talib did not attend, after being shot in the leg over the weekend. Quarterback Brock Osweiler, who is now with the Houston Texans, decided to miss the event to go to practice for his new team, which he signed a $72 million dollar contract with this offseason.
Guard Evan Mathis was with the Arizona Cardinals, his new team, and guard Louis Vasquez was expecting a child, according to NFL Network’s James Palmer.
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