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Broncos Announce They'll Wear White Jerseys in Super Bowl 50 vs. Panthers

Denver Broncos general manager and executive vice president of football operations John Elway applauds during the trophy presentation following the NFL football AFC Championship game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Denver. The Broncos defeated the Patriots 20-18 to advance to the Super Bowl. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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Mike NorrisFeatured ColumnistJanuary 26, 2016

Baseball players are well-known for their superstitions, but John Elway and the Denver Broncos appear to be superstitious as well.

The general manager said the Broncos will wear white jerseys Feb. 7 in Super Bowl 50 against the Carolina Panthers after they were given the option to choose as the home team, per Arnie Stapleton of the Associated Press.

"We've had Super Bowl success in our white uniforms," Elway said.

Per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, Denver lost the Super Bowl two years ago while wearing orange jerseys and is 1-1 in the big game while wearing white. The Broncos are 0-4 in orange jerseys and 1-0 in blue. The last Denver team to win the Super Bowl—which Elway quarterbacked in 1998—was wearing white jerseys.

With that being said, defensive end DeMarcus Ware made a colorful reference to the Broncos defense of the '70s and '80s after Sunday's win over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, per Troy Renck of the Denver Post:

While this will be the Broncos' record-tying eighth Super Bowl appearance, the Panthers will be playing for the championship for just the second time in franchise history. If they are into superstitions as well, Denver's decision could be a good sign for them too. During Super Bowl XXXVIII, Carolina wore white in a 32-29 loss to the Patriots.

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