With the Denver Broncos’ 24–10 win over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50, Gary Kubiak made history with his team’s Super Bowl win.
Kubiak is now the first person to go to a Super Bowl as a player, and win as a head coach.
Kubiak, who served as John Elway’s backup during his playing days, just completed his first season as Denver’s head coach.
He told reporters after the game about his conversation with Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning following the win.
“I told him how proud I was of him,” Kubiak said. “I could sit here all night and tell you the meetings he and I went through over the course of the last 10 weeks when he was injured, working his way back, battling his way back for the football team and he comes back and leads this group at the end, you know I know it was very, very special for him to be a part of.”
Kubiak played for the Broncos from 1983–91 and appeared in Super Bowls XXI, XXII and XXIV.