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