Denver Broncos safety Mike Adams has vowed to walk home if the Broncos win the Super Bowl. Home to Adams is Paterson, N.J., which is about 12 miles from where he will play in the Super Bowl next Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
“If we win the Super Bowl, I’m going to keep my helmet and pads on and I’m walking home,” Adams told the Denver Post. “After I get to the IHOP on Route 3, I’ll start hitchhiking,”
Adams is from Paterson, N.J., where he says the negativity can “be almost like a cancer” because “the negativity in that place can be like a snowball rolling downhill.”
The city is “12 miles up the Garden State Parkway from this year’s Super Bowl and a world away.”
According to the Post, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, who is from the city, has said that it is a “a place where too many friends got a casket instead of a high school diploma. Adams never knew his father. His mother died of ovarian cancer during Adams’ rookie year with the San Francisco 49ers.”