Knighton later tweeted that he didn't guarantee a Super Bowl victory, and clarified his comments to the Post further:
"Some people call it a guarantee, some people call it whatever they want, but anything less than a Super Bowl victory is a disappointing season," he said. "So I stand by what I said. I don't care who we play, where we have to play. We won't be satisfied until we're hoisting that trophy. If New England wins out and we win out, and we end up meeting them, we'll have to go there and beat them. It's that simple."
Denver won the AFC last season before losing to the Seattle Seahawks 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII. The franchise last raised the Vince Lombardi Trophy in 1998.
The Broncos are currently 11-3 and have clinched the AFC West. Their last loss came on Nov. 16 to the St. Louis Rams.
- Molly Geary