When the Denver Broncos take the field at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Feb. 2, safety Mike Adams will be playing just 12 miles away from his hometown of Patterson.
Adams recently spoke to the media about playing so close to home and he vowed to walk home on the New Jersey turnpike in his uniform and helmet after the game if the Broncos are able to come away victorious.
“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.”
You would certainly have to be a crazy person to walk on the New Jersey turnpike that late at night, but you would assume there would be plenty of excited Broncos fans willing to give Adams a ride home.
Regardless of how he gets back to his house, a win over the Seattle Seahawks and the Super Bowl title would be an incredible moment for a man that began his career in the league as an undrafted free agent.