The Denver Broncos have been celebrating since winning Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. This week, however, had to have been the best. And the locked boxes finally were opened and the Denver Broncos got to see the prizes inside.
A padlocked box with a Super Bowl 50 logo on top was presented to each Broncos player, coach, staff member and football support staff member. According to the team, each ring has 194 diamonds that comes in at more than 5.05 carats. The Broncos’ logo sits in the middle with the franchise’s three Super Bowl trophies above. On one side of the ring has an image of the Lombardi Trophy surrounded by the words “This one’s for Pat.” GM John Elway said those words after the Broncos’ 24-10 win in Super Bowl 50 in honor of team owner Pat Bowlen, who is battling Alzheimer’s.
The Bronco mane and eyeball were created from orange sapphires while the head features pave-set diamonds and custom-cut corundum blue stone. The sides feature 56 stones representing the team’s 56-year history and the top and bottom edges each feature 15 stones to mark the team’s 15 wins during the 2015 season and their 15 titles.
“When we come back for the reunion, everybody will be holding their Super Bowl rings. It’s a beautiful time. It’s a beautiful ring. This one is for Pat. He did a lot of stuff for all of us. To do something for someone else is an incredible feeling,” said Von Miller, who was with the team for the ceremony.