No one will be allowed to walk to Super Bowl XLVIII, but one member of the Broncos is hoping to walk home from the game in his uniform.
Broncos safety Mike Adams is from Paterson, New Jersey, which is about 12 miles away from MetLife Stadium. New Jersey’s highways are not known as a safe place to take a late evening stroll, but Adams said that he’d like to walk to Paterson in his helmet and shoulder pads if the Broncos are victorious next Sunday.
“If we win the Super Bowl, I’m going to keep my helmet and pads on and I’m walking home,” Adams said, via Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post. “After I get to the IHOP on Route 3, I’ll start hitchhiking. But they’d probably think I’m just some crazy person.”
It would be a triumphant walk for Adams, who made the NFL as an undrafted free agent and has built a 10-year career after getting his start in a city he described as “almost like a cancer” because negativity of negativity that “can be like a snowball rolling downhill.”
Two of Adams’ teammates — defensive end Robert Ayers and running back Knowshon Moreno — are also Jersey boys, but there’s no sign that they plan to join Adams on a walking tour of the Garden State should the Broncos win the Super Bowl.