Manning agrees to a new $15 million contract with the Broncos which cuts his salary by $4 million. The contract also requires Manning to pass a physical.
I don’t talk about my contract. I never have in 18 years and I’m not going to start now. I’ve been working real hard and I’m excited to be back with the Denver Broncos. Can’t wait for April 13 to get here when the team can finally come together. I’m excited to get to work and get to know the new coaches and looking forward to trying to make 2015 a special year.
The team accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and donates money to the local Denver ALS office. The players that accept the challenge are: Peyton Manning, Demarcus Ware, and Von Miller.
John Elway, in his last game, passes for 336 yards and runs for a touchdown to earn most valuable player honors as the Broncos become the first AFC team to win consecutive Super Bowls since the Steelers won XIII and XIV.
Terrell Davis rushes for 157 yards and a Super Bowl-record three touchdowns to lead the Broncos to their first NFL championship and break the NFC’s streak of Super Bowl victories at 13.
NFC titlist San Francisco wins its fourth Super Bowl championship with a 55-10 victory over AFC champion Denver. Jerry Rice catches seven passes for 148 yards and three touchdowns and is named MVP.
NFC champion Washington win Super Bowl XXII and its second NFL championship of the 1980s with a 42-10 decision over AFC champion Denver. Rookie running back Timmy Smith sets a Super Bowl-record with 22 carries for 204 yards. Smith also scores two touchdowns on runs of 58 and 4 yards.
The NFC champion New York Giants capture their first NFL title since 1956 when they down the AFC champion Denver Broncos 39-20 in Super Bowl XXI. The victory marks the NFC’s fifth NFL title in the past six seasons. Simms passes for 268 yards and scores three touchdowns as he is named MVP. He sets Super Bowl records for most consecutive completions (10) and highest completion percentage (88 percent on 22 completions in 25 attempts).
The Cowboys even their Super Bowl record at 2-2 by defeating Denver before a sellout crowd of 75,583, plus 102,010,000 television viewers, the largest audience ever to watch a sporting event. Running back Robert Newhouse, with his first pass since 1975, tosses a 29-yard touchdown pass to Golden Richards with 7:04 remaining in the game to clinch victory for Dallas.