In a few days, the members of the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl 50 team will experience one of the first major milestones marking their championship victory: the fifth anniversary.
Five years feels like a good point to reflect on such a major benchmark in the franchise's history and the careers of so many players. We are not yet so far away that the memories have faded or mixed into others, and we're not still so close to it that there's little sentimentality about that event.
For many players, this was a moment that changed their lives, or at the very least, their names. Beginning on Feb. 7, 2016, many players' full names gained a new honorary. No longer was DeMarcus Ware just DeMarcus Ware; that day, he became Super Bowl champion DeMarcus Ware.
We at DenverBroncos.com wanted to take the opportunity to revisit this moment in franchise history with several of the players that made it happen. Over the course of the week, we'll put the spotlight on stories from five key players from that game, including some details never before reported. On Wednesday, those five players will help narrate a retelling of the game's key moments with highlights and footage from Super Bowl 50. At the end of the week, the series will conclude with a more extensive recounting of the game and the weeks leading up to it.
• Owen Daniels reflects on capping his — and Peyton Manning’s — career with Super Bowl 50 and the sentimentality of the experience
• Jordan Norwood walks us through his Super Bowl-record punt return and how it almost didn’t happen
• Aqib Talib details the defense’s domination and how it matched the glamor befitting the 50th Super Bowl
• Anderson, Daniels, Norwood, Talib and Ware narrate a video retracing key moments from Super Bowl 50
Take an inside look at the Broncos' week leading up to Super Bowl 50, from the travel to the Bay Area to exclusive access at team practices and the final walkthrough with family in observance.