ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- One-thousand miles and one Super Bowl trophy later, the world champions are back in the Mile High City.
While Denver International Airport got the first glimpse of the Broncos’ new hardware, fans lined the streets at team headquarters on Monday. Some fans arrived more than three hours before the team buses made it to Dove Valley.
“It feels real to me,” Broncos fan Jude Morehead said. “I didn’t realize it would have been this good of a team."
Seventeen years later, another Lombardi Trophy was delivered to Dove Valley as fans chanted “Champions! Champions!”
Fans from all over the country were united in orange and cherishing the moment.
“I came all the way from Iowa for this,” Teresa Kennedy said.
“I flew two-thousand miles from Philadelphia,” said another fan as he captured the moment via Facetime with his wife and daughter.
The feeling was mutual for the players and coaches who were taking it all in with cellphone video.
Broncos fans were asked what they would say to the team, and the answer was two words:
“Thank you, thank you,” Kennedy said with tears in her eyes. “It was pretty cool.”