JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The AFC Champions have arrived.
Sunday evening, the Denver Broncos arrived in New Jersey in advance of Super Bowl XLVIII, to be played Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
"Our team's excited,” quarterback
Getting on the plane and flying across the country cemented the reality of the mission that the Broncos have been on all season long.
“I think once you start packing and you walk out of the house with your suitcase, that's when you realize what's in front of you,” cornerback
Leaving Dove Valley, several fans sent off the team with banners, flags and cheers. Upon arrival the team was greeted at the airport by dozens of media and fans before boarding the busses.
At the hotel, positioned right on the Hudson River, hundreds of Broncos fans lined the street to welcome the team.
“It was cool getting a warm welcome,” linebacker
For some Broncos, the trip to New Jersey is also a trip back home. Safety
But Bruton added that he’s not as worried about finding the best food as he is just soaking in the environment.
“I don’t have anything specific I really want to do,” Bruton said. “I’ve been here a few times but nothing like this. I just want to enjoy the process. It’s not every day I get a chance to play in the Super Bowl.”
Some of the players looked more like tourists as they were taking pictures and videos while getting off the plane and settling into the hotel.
While there is plenty of excitement to take in, the Broncos have made it clear that this is no vacation.
“I definitely feel very blessed,” wide receiver