The swag: From let­ter jack­ets to back­packs, play­ers get more than a ring at the Su­per Bowl.

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Nicki Jhab­vala Nicki Jhab­vala: njhab­vala@ den­ver­post. com or @ Nick­iJhab­vala

Su­per Bowl 50 is no av­er­age bowl game.

As one of the two teams still play­ing, the AFC cham­pion Bron­cos have al­ready been re­warded with a flood of free­bies, cour­tesy of the NFL and its spon­sors. The first wave of Su­per Bowl swag ar­rived thisweek at Bron­cos head­quar­ters, where un­opened boxes and freshly folded ap­parel were strewn across the locker room.

Some of the items given to each Den­ver player:

• All- black Nike “Speed De­stroyer” let­ter­man jack­ets, with a black- and- gold NFL logo stamped on the chest and a black nu­meral “50” patched on the sleeve, val­ued at $ 900 apiece.

• Two pairs ofNike shoes, one of which is black- and- white “Roshe” style.

• Ablack­Nike backpack, with a gold Su­per Bowl 50 travel tag, stuffed with T- shirts and other Nike ap­parel.

• A set of gold, Su­per Bowledi­tion Qui­etCom­fort 25 Bose head­phones.

• And OontZ An­gle 3XL por­ta­ble wire­less blue­tooth speak­ers, val­ued at about $ 250 each.

But this was just a teaser be­fore the play­ers ar­rive in Santa Clara, Calif., where they’re ex­pected to re­ceive more gifts.

An upgrade from col­lege bowl game swag?

“When I was at Ore­gon State, we went to the Alamo Bowl,” said safety Ryan Mur­phy. “Our best gift was prob­a­bly just an iPad mini. So, yeah.”

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