The Denver Broncos, who won America's biggest game in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, received a call from America's commander in chief on Tuesday.
On the same day as the team's victory parade in which over a million fans packed Denver's streets to greet their heroes, President Barack Obama called up head coach Gary Kubiak and defensive end DeMarcus Ware to congratulate them on their big win.
Broncos vice president of public relations Patrick Smyth caught the moment:
Patrick Smyth @psmyth12
Coach Kubiak and @DeMarcusWare take a congratulatory phone call from @POTUS. https://t.co/MywEZTFCGD2016-2-9 22:19:47
Per Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post, President Obama invited the team to the White House, and Kubiak accepted the invitation. The visit will take place at some point before the start of the 2016 NFL season.
The president took to Twitter after the call:
President Obama @POTUS44
Just got off the phone with Coach Kubiak. Congrats to Peyton, Von Miller, and that monster @Broncos defense - see you at the White House!2016-2-9 22:30:32
On Feb. 4, the POTUS recently welcomed the 2014-15 NBA champion Golden State Warriors to the White House, as its official Twitter account showed:
White House Archived @ObamaWhiteHouse
"They’re the kind of people you want representing a city, representing the NBA" —@POTUS on the @Warriors #DubNation https://t.co/KY7gLEGQqV2016-2-5 01:30:18
When the Broncos do get to visit, they'll have an opportunity to question President Obama's prediction before the big game in which he picked the Carolina Panthers, per The Hill:
The Hill @thehill
Obama picked Carolina Panthers to win Super Bowl 50: https://t.co/diCXwW0Rxt https://t.co/iBhG7oI2U72016-2-8 14:36:06
The Broncos overwhelmed the president's choice of Carolina thanks to their defense and Super Bowl MVP Von Miller, who recorded 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Denver also set up an opportunity for quarterback Peyton Manning to retire a Super Bowl champion. There wouldn't be a better way to kick off retirement than visiting President Obama and the White House.